Not a fan of Asian art by a long shot...but sometimes I sit and struggle with ideas of what to paint or draw. Geisha kept popping in my head. I wanted that high contrast with colors, the definition of line. I decided to go with it. You can see some false line work in there. Soon as I added in the mouth I knew my proportions were off. Still something off here...the eyes, I think. The pupils? And I see the image is a tad bleached out. Sigh...I work on editing these in my phone...sometimes here on the computer. Should have enhanced on the puter.
What makes this different than usual portraits for me? I did not use a grid. I usually get a pretty decent portrait when I use grids and I love doing portraits. I'm not considering myself an artist when I paint them...but for some reason, the portraits are my favorites to paint. This image was freehand. My source was from images on line. No, not going to sell and no idea who took the photo. This lady would be appalled to see what I've done to her. The point, however, is that I tried. That I am painting. Quite unusual in and of itself.
Feeling quite down on myself, as usual. I let nasty comments said by someone close to me rip apart my self-esteem and confidence in myself. Then I'm told that if I rely on this person for my self-confidence I have a problem. You get ripped and torn and shredded enough, you begin to believe what is said.
So...I leave you - as usual - with a song.