Something about what the hell Cathal has been up to.

I've had a Christmas and hope whatever you had went well. ( Hopefully lots better than I felt at times)

I've kicked of a year of portraiture way back in the month of mumble-mumble-ber, and I have wearied of gazing at my own face.( Unbelievable but true) So I'm now drawing faces/heads of people I haven't met and calling the series, ' People I haven't met' .  ( By meet I mean in the meatspace not the cyber net space.)

Here are some visuals of what I've scrawled so far. 

 

 1 hourish self portrait on cartridge paper. 

1 hourish self portrait on cartridge paper. 

 Baron Harkonnen from David Lynch's Dune , unfinished.

Baron Harkonnen from David Lynch's Dune , unfinished.

 20 Minute self portrait in ink.

20 Minute self portrait in ink.

 30  minute self portrait in ink.

30  minute self portrait in ink.

 R/F about 1.5 hours on cartridge paper.

R/F about 1.5 hours on cartridge paper.

I might work some of these into paintings or I might not. The real goal is just to get better at drawing. I have already noticed my line work is improving.  I'm still not happy with my accuracy levels. I'm not aiming for hyper realism here, just an accurate representation of the photos I'm working from. I have a way to go and look forward to looking back next January at where I've got to.