Project LV One – Day 233 – I’m no van Eyck

Restoration Beauty

Sometimes I find, and I hope I’m not the only one, that I start something in haste, perhaps for a bit of light relief, that takes a life of its own.  I then find all the contradictions I have introduced at the very start to magnify until the whole thing gets totally out of control.  This drawing is a case in point.   It was meant to be a very rough and ready ketch of Natalie Portman, just a little doodle really and I didn’t bother to pay too much attention to such things as proportions and scale.  Then it started to get interesting and I tried to correct the problems I had introduced at the start and things just got worse and worse until you are left with?

So what is the answer?  Well I think it is a very compelling face.  A woman who appears very much in control of her own life.  A woman knows what it means to be a woman and rather likes it or is that just me projecting – probably.

19th century man

Just to show you what this drawing was supposed to turn out here is its companion piece – very cartoony and loose.



About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can
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2 Responses to Project LV One – Day 233 – I’m no van Eyck

  1. Wendy Kate says:

    She looks beautiful and determined 🙂

  2. Guthlac says:

    Thanks, she does and I have to say I have a soft spot for her as she appears to be quite feisty

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