When I decided I wanted to give art a go, I looked around a little for some classes. I emailed someone who was giving art classes at Hobby Lobby. She sent me a questionnaire to fill out. She wanted to know my philosophy of art. Um....huh? Maybe you are supposed to have one of those. I don't. I like pretty things to hang on the wall or to put on a shelf when I run out of room on the walls. And I don't really like to try to figure out what something means. I like art that tells me what to think. Hence my tag line: "Art that Speaks". If I'd ever had an art class, I might like art that keeps its trap shut.
This is where it gets sketchy. Having never had an art class, I mess up a lot. And I potentially have to plan things out more than someone who's taken classes. Or maybe not. If I'd ever had an art class, I might know that for sure. Anyway, I thought it might be fun to compare some of my sketches with the finished products. Or it might not. I've never done this before either, so we'll see. Here goes:
This is a sketch for a collage I did and sold on Ebay to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest after the Joplin tornado (they could still use some help, by the way. That was a devastating event.)
Here's the finished version:
This is the sketch I did for my mom's Mother Day present this year. I was in a big off-site meeting for my real job. I'm a good multi-tasker:
And this little idea...
I've never painted a face before (that I would be willing to show in public). She's on my easel. Maybe I'll show you next week. Or maybe not.
Thanks for stopping by. I'll try to make sure that next week's Monday Musings are not so close to Tuesday. May the Lord bless you with sharp pencils in pretty colors.