Sunday, October 5, 2008

Gremlins Messing with My Subconscious

Tonight I completed the weekly assignment for my “Basic Drawing” course, and was a bit disconcerted by the results. It wasn’t the quality. I'm not an artist, and I'm at peace with it. It was the subject matter.

The assignment required that I create a face collage, and then reproduce it in charcoal.

I started with this photo because I found it interesting (I mean, who does stuff like this)?:

I thought these eyes – and the face-paint – compelling.

While looking for an interesting nose, I began thinking of the fairy tale Penelope:

Everyone needs a hat:

This is the result:

It wasn't until I had constructed the collage and started drawing that I realized that my piece contained a rather odd message.

What do you think?


Lori Skoog said...

Fe...this is outstanding, and just in time for my Art Exhibition...You combined everything beautifully!

CoyoteFe said...

Lori - You are too funny (not to mention kind and supportive)! But, the only outstanding thing about this is the fact that I have not been bounced out of art class. Baha.

Anil P said...

It says 'do not bite more than you can chew', and that's as apt a message as any to send out.

Esther said...

I liked the story behind it, going from one thing to another. Isn't it great when we manage to surprise even ourselves?

CoyoteFe said...

Anil -

What a creative thought, and so appropriate for life right now!

Esther -

So true about suprising ourselves, even when it's a bit jarring. :-)