IMPERFECT PERFECTION


I meant to share a few of my drawings from the Summer but than I saw the new trailer from a movie I'm very much looking forward to - The Danish Girl. I did a drawing of Eddie Redmayne this summer and obviously I had to make another as his character in the film. He is such a brilliant actor and the trailer hints that this will be another incredible movie he's in.


I don't think I'm quite done with my drawing of him as Lili Elbe but it's getting there. He does make a handsome woman. What I really like about Redmayne is that he is not Hollywood handsome and therefore can play these roles convincingly. He fits just as well into the role of Marius in Les Miserable as he does playing Hawkings in Theory of Everything. He is such an interesting actor. 


And he has such an interesting face. The crooked nose, the full lips, the deep set eyes and the cascades of freckles 

Imperfect perfection.

Which brings me to my quest this fall. I've spend so much time trying to learn to draw a true likeness but I am so inspired (and possibly a little bit jealous) of the artists I see making ... what to call it... make believe drawings. 

Do a Google search on Art Journal faces and you'll see so much imagination. Girls with clouds as hair and birds as eyebrows. Unproportional eyes filled with stories to tell. Purple hair and blue skin. 

Imperfect perfection. 

That's what I'll be in search of this fall. 

I've mentioned before that as a perfectionist I really struggle with overusing my ctrl+z and I expect there will be a true struggle in this process between my need for perfection and my wish to let my imagination run wild. 

So I'm quite excited about what will come next.

This post will be linked up to Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every Day and Kim Dellow's Show your face.

Comments

  1. Your drawings are wonderful Jeanet, Little imperfections can often be great, and much more interesting than plain perfect! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Your artwork is exquisite. It fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

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  3. great portrait of Eddie Redmayne-he really is such a good actor!

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  4. Divine portrait drawing ~ what talent!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  5. Your faces are fantastic!! I love Eddie Redmayne and you captured him here.

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  6. Beautiful faces, very delicate. Never heard of the film, and never heard of Eddie Redmayne either .....

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  7. Oh my goodness. Your faces are fabulous. Loved visiting here

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  8. Great portrait drawings! Fab!
    The film seems to be very good indeed!

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  9. Your drawings are amazing. I mean WOW amaxing!!
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  10. I love this post! I always enjoy your blogs, but this is particularly interesting. I am fascinated by your studies of Redmayne. I have not seen him act, although I have read a great deal about him. What a challenge to portray a different gender convincingly. I love the idea of your quest. I can't wait to see what you create. Your talent is great and I hope you make all kinds of creative discoveries. You are such an accomplished and thoughtful artist. xx

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  11. Amazing work and fabulous likenesses. I love all the whimsical / stylised faces too, I'm on a quest for both, trying to learn how to do both life like and stylised faces and not getting either right LOL! Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face and sorry I'm late coming around to comment! Thanks for the shout out too. Kx

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