Thursday, July 23, 2009
Before moving out of my old house I did a doodle of myself looking through the charming medicine cabinet mirror. I regret not taking a picture of the yellow and orange trimmed bathroom since it was unique in a way that 100 year old bathrooms tend to be. Also, it lacked any electrical outlets. Seriously. It's these small things you take for granted until you find yourself weaving an extension cord through the kitchen in order to trim your beard.
I did this more completed drawing based off my sketchy little doodle and I'm pretty happy with the result. I like the way the information has gotten skewed in the process, like a game of visual telephone (those of you who know me can attest that I do not actually look like this). I also like the way the frame of the mirror acts as a frame for the whole image, making it somewhat of a claustrophobic composition. In the future I hope to experiment more with doing complete drawings from quick sketches.