Thursday, February 16, 2012

More Life Book!

The last assignment that Madi and I finished for Life Book was a really fun and creative drawing experience. We had to pick two different Goddesses that represented two different sides to our personality. I selected the Egyptian Goddess Maat who represents truth, balance and order. Maat represents the side of me who always wants things to be in order and the to do list checked off.

The second Goddess that I selected was the Hindu Goddess Saraswati who represents knowledge and the arts. Saraswati represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. This is my creative side that needs to have the space and room to let ideas flow and just be artistic and inventive.
Madi selected two different Goddesses to represent her personality.
She chose the Hindu Goddess Kumari to represent her ability to keep secrets. To represent her love of beauty and the arts, she selected Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love and beauty.

In this lesson we also experimented with figure drawing. I really enjoyed it. It felt magical having a person come to life!

I have always had a dream of becoming a fashion illustrator and designer. I decided that turning 50 this year, I'm going to at least enjoy and learn more about fashion illustration. I'm going to incorporate this into my Limited Edition Sketchbook project. I'll post more about that later.

We also learned about more simplistic figure drawing. Here is Madi's drawing from that lesson:
Instead of doing the realistic figure drawing exercise, Madi decided to draw realistic hands and some other items that you may find in an art studio.
We are hoping to have more time this weekend to catch up with some of the other wonderful assignments in this great class.  Hope you are having a wonderfully artful day!

"Do the impossible." by Madi


Chrissy Gemmill Jewels said...

I love this! You two are awesome, what a fun project. Whitney told me you both will be at The Muse in March, I hope to come by and see you both!

stacie said...

Thanks Chrissy! Madi is so excited about The Muse event! I can't wait either :)