Monday, January 4, 2010

Gene Tierney - a drawing

I was given a sketching book and some lead pencils by my brother for Christmas, who thought I should start making portraits again. Said and done: here's the first product of a hopefully more inspired and productive era of my life, Gene Tierney. (Sadly I have no good scanner, so I had to take a photo of the drawing.)

I thought her face got a little long, her features a little irregular, and I can never make those damn noses right - but it's still okay for someone who hasn't drawn for quite a while, right?

And keep your eyes open, people: I will soon start off a little competition on my blog!

Love //Lolita


Elizabeth said...

It looks lovely Lolita!!

Mykal said...

Lolita: Well well. You certainly have been keeping this light under a bushel basket haven't you? Very nicely done. You have captured her eyes perfectly. You should draw more in this new and inspired era of your life. -- Mykal

Nicole said...

Lolita, the drawing you did of Gene is absolutely marvelous!! Wonderful job!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I think it's just fine Lolita!

Much better than anything I could hope to do!

Lolita said...

Thanks!! I love your new profile picture, by the way ;)

Oh, thank you so much. I wasn't too sure about the eyes, so thanks!
Unfortunately I am a very impatient person, so if I fuck up a painting completely I loose all motivation to make a new one for at least a year. I just made this one today, so let's just hope I won't loose my temper just yet ;)

Wow, thanks! So sweet of you to say so!

Thank you too! It makes me happy :)

Lolita said...

...and now I have googled the definition on the "bushel basket" expression! Sounds wonderfully British, for some reason. Now I just need to remember it!

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Aaah. You draw too? Unfair. My biggest artistic talent is my ability to open a paint can:)

Just put up a post on Ms. Keaton, take a look-see, s'il vous plait.

Merriam said...

This is really good!