|Judy has no balls…yet |
by Judy Takács
Before and after reworking during an intense period of self absorption.
My knee-jerk answer is “that's just how it comes out”. The implication being that if I had better control of my medium (oil paint) I'd look more like how people think they see me (young? gorgeous? Oh thank you! I'm blushing now!)
And I do believe that's the creative process…and the life process…in a nutshell.
|I started with an extra expressive drawing…light and dark patterns forming.|
|Fleshed out that wonderful belly o' mine! |
If you're lucky enough to have one with this much expression,
paint it…it's loads of fun to do!
|Worked more on the face and added details in the painting jeans…|
also loads of fun to do. My shadow is still amorphous.
I was trying to figure out what shape would be significant to use.
|A change of face. I repainted the head bigger…a bit too big, |
but it's a step along the way, and sometimes the scale has to tip both ways before it levels out.
|Since we're talking heads, lets zoom in on my head. |
Here’s what I started with.
I sanded down some texture…last thing you want is a
formerly expressive ridge of paint rearing its ugly head
when you're trying to redraw an edge.
|I had to build a new face with thick paint…and fast… so the old one wouldn't be a ghost looming in my past for me to correct and refine|
when I really should be building from scratch.
|And here's how my face ended up; quizical expression intact…|
equal parts "optimistically trying my best" and "what the f-- am I doing?".
I believe I'm happy with the results, but only time will tell.
Anyway, now its onto the second self portrait…
the one that will be called, “Judy finally grew a pair”
…and you'll just have to come to BAYarts on August 9th to see that one,
along with the rest of my Chicks with Balls!