SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY - FACE NO 8
|ANOTHER FINE MESS|
Pitt Artists Pen and red gel pen
Now this did take me out of my comfort zone a little because Stan doesn't have the same immediate impact of recognition as Olly. I don't like Laurel and Hardy films, it's just never been my kind of humour even as a child, but at Christmas we bought a BBC film about their behind-the-scenes relationship - good film, if rather short.
I think the problems I had were to do with the fact that Stan has a much more mobile face than Olly, and really he is only 'Stan' if he is making a 'Stan face' and wearing a bowler as in the sketch, or pulling at his hair while making a face. Otherwise he is a quite ordinary-looking man.
When I had sorted this out in my mind I was able to start. Perhaps it is a good idea for us to analyse what it is about a technique or subject that is taking us out of our comfort zone, and that may make it a little easier to start.
So ….. I was very pleased that I had tackled Stanley, but rather less pleased with the result. I still feel I have not really captured him, but here he is, my Face No 8 for the 29 Faces February Challenge.
Linking with 29 FACES FEBRUARY 2014, PAPER SATURDAYS and ARTISTS PLAYROOM