Monday, 7 January 2008

Self portrait - A new piece of art every day - Day 7


Self Portrait with headphones. Graphite pencil on paper. 21x29.7cm
I find it easier to draw with one eye closed. It makes the three dimensional two dimensional and I can see spatial distances better.

2 comments:

mark.oflaherty said...

Loving the this blog..do you draw everything with one eye closed or just self portraits?? Keep up the good work..Hels & Mark

James Vinciguerra said...

Yes, i draw everything with an eye closed. It can be a bit embarassing if people think i'm winking at them. Do this, hold your hand about 20cm from your face with fingers splayed. Now draw it or imagine drawing it.
Now close one eye and try it.