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
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.
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.