"If art is therapy, if art is to inspire, if art is a weapon, if it is a medicine to heal soul wounds, if it makes one not feel alone in his or her visions, or if it serves as transportation to a higher self, than that is where I aspire to live everyday."---Rudy Gutierrez

Promo Video....WARNING!!!! SUPER CHEESY!!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Head Drawings

Here are a couple of head drawings that I completed near the end of this last semester.  
(Conte on Canson)
I know this wasn't drawn from life but it wasn't supposed to be.  My professor gave us the assignment for our final to complete a head from either an old master or from a photo.  So I decided since Chuck Close's work is found in art history books you could technically define him as an old master (I know thats pushing it).  Other
 than that his paintings are basically photos so it really qualified under both of the assigned topics. I have always liked the original, it just has an I don't care feeling to it.
(Reference: Chuck Close)
(This last one is from a model that I thought had interesting features, thats why I decided to put it up.)
Sorry about the nasty stain on this one.  The tip of my spray fix was clogged and I it just dripped out at first.


Josh said...

hey Cliff i heard from the society and no prize this year im just in the show, well cant win them all i guess,
nice smoker drawing thats my favorite, i would be a cigar smoker if it wasnt so bad for you and looked down on and such.

Tinklemeyer said...

I love that Chuck Close drawing, as you know. Classes are good. I'm trying not to go crazy. As proof I just had to jump up because I remembered I had eggs on to boil and I forgot all about them. Mmmm, half hour boiled eggs. I'm a genius.

hdawgy said...

You my love have an amazing talent! I love every single one of your drawings! I love you!