Monday, December 13, 2010

A Work in Progress

Two years ago I got a canvas from Chris and Anna for Christmas. It was an awesome present, but rather intimidating. The stuff you draw on a canvas is so permanent and you feel pressured to make it look good. I tried drawing some avocados on the canvas soon after I got it, but it just looked dumb. I set it aside and waiting for inspiration to strike.

Last week, it struck.

Here's how it is coming along:

Does the picture look familiar? I'm pretty happy with the way it has turned out so far. I think I'm going to just paint the background a solid color and keep her black and white.

And I'll probably spend three more hours shading her upper lip...

Also, I saw this art competition that is going to be held by the Church. I think I want to enter. I'll just wait for inspiration to strike again.


Patricia said...

Ohhhhh......I really love it!!

Kathy Haynie said...

What a beautiful, tender thing. This is wonderful. What media are you using?

Bryan Lewis said...

It's just pencil and an ink pen right now. I'll probably go over it again with something that is darker and more permanent when it's done.

Anna said...

I don't know why you didn't pick cancer-patient Ali as your model.

That is really really awesome. You win today's coolness award.

ali said...

i agree anna. but whateves, maybe he loves his daughter more?