Black acrylic, white charcoal, coloured pencils on white bristol board on grey/green board. HB pencil for the eyes
In uni I developed an obsession of drawings eyes and eyeballs. I would love a whole wall of just eyes.
Of course I've only seen two pictures of you, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say cute in a kind of retro way. With nice eyes, which is good because with the lips thats the first thing people look at to establish how attractive you are.
Anyhow, most people are self-concious, particularly in groups. Its why their personalities vary depending on who and how many people are around.
Theres an art idea in there somewhere.
Its good fuel for art I guess, but try not to let it bother you. You can drive yourself nuts trying to figure out what goes on in other peoples heads, and you'll never actually know for certain anyway.
Also, before I finish lecturing for today, if people are willing you to fuck up somehow, that normally indicates jealousy. Thats a compliment in itself.
Anyway, hope it gets better.
I dont think many artists ever produce something that looks exactly the way they envisioned it.
If the initial idea is carried out well enough then the artwork becomes successful in all sorts of ways.
If I dont try to sound clever at least once a day I get withdrawal. Sorry.
Remain concerned over the only One with a judgment that counts, and when you feel inclined to place too much emphasis on the others turn to Him for Comfort. (Ps.55:20)
This most expertly reveals the emotion you've meant to express.
I applaud the courage that yields art so close to the bone.
Perhaps the awkward and discomforting are simply mirrored in the piece itself, and your discontent with the way it turned out is necessary to the mood you are trying to communicate(?) I do see your point regarding the eyes; however, adding more might cause the piece to seem even more unsettling – maybe that’s a good thing. I like that it’s moody and estranged. The unrefined sketching and ripped scraps of the eyes adds to this greatly - good choice. And there’s an overall insecurity in how the picture itself seems somehow to be unfinished. Thank you for putting it up.
And of course, the artwork itself is great, and expresses the feelings very well. I'm in love with the shading of the skin!
May I ask what brand of colored pencils you used? They look very fine-tipped to get such delicate hatching. The pencils I have are very fuzzy - I'd love to get what you're using.