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My Own Attempts at Art: Upper Section of an Elven Man’s Face (lead pencil and colored pencils on paper)
I’m not ready to show the rest of this drawing, as I have not yet drawn his mouth. I (mostly) sketched this image out sometime in 1992 or ’93 and only recently started to color him in.
Drawing ears and mouths is so damn challenging for me. Someday, I really should take a human figure drawing class, or at least watch some tutorials on YouTube, as someone suggested I do. It’s the process that counts, I tell myself. At least I’m trying.
I'm gay, married, Pagan, and Progressive-minded from California, raised by hippie intellectuals. I relocated to Massachusetts for graduate school and never moved back to the Left Coast. My day job is that of psychotherapist in private practice, a profession I love with all my heart and a dream fully realized that I'd had since fifteen years of age.
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“Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.” -Roy Adzak, Sculptor, 1927-1987
I think it’s what it does not only to the viewer, but also to the creator—a process of becoming for both, of seeing anew.
“Learning to draw rewires us to see the world differently, to love it more intimately by attending to and coming to cherish its previously invisible details.” -Maria Popova
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All well, said, both by you and those you quote! Thank you. : )