Jul 14, 2008

Drawing Yun


I have always struggled drawing my wife Yun. She has a very interesting face, which is beautiful. What makes it interesting is her nose. It is very regal and when drawing her you have to go for it. I like to exaggerate people's features because that's what makes my drawings have the personality they have. The only problem is that people love my drawings of OTHER people not so much of themselves. We were sitting on the beach and I asked Yun if I could draw her. Translation: can you sit still? For some reason Yun can't sit still. If I start drawing her face, she puts on her sunglasses. If I start drawing her hat she nods off and starts sleeping in a different position. If I draw her hand, she starts leafing through her paperback. I can't win. Through it all I managed to get this drawing done. I like it a lot and Yun mildly approved. I consider that a victory.

7 comments:

larry said...

Sargent said "Every time I paint a portrait, I lose a friend."
Very brave of you.

Tommy Kane said...

That's funny. I should use that as my slogan.

Kodak the Eskie said...

She's beautiful.

Tommy Kane said...

I'M LUCKY.

gabi campanario said...

the fear of not getting people's likeness always prevents me from trying to draw portraits, more so with my wife. but it remains one of my goals as far as sketching goes. seeing your drawing really inspires me!

i especially like the loose but confident quality of the line and the composition here

Tommy Kane said...

After much practicing. I always seem to get it right.

Janiece said...

She does look beautiful, very nice job.
Humorous little story there also.