Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Behold, Lauren the Zombie! I did this to get the preciousness out of me about portraits. Last faire, I was drawing SO timidly, afraid to make a mistake, with all those eyes on me, and not wanting to start over. I ended up barely making a mark on the page! This portrait isn't anything at all like what I do or want to do at faire, but it was an extreme go at pushing my comfort level. I'm not sure if my exercise will even help with my nervousness at faire, but maybe if I spend the mornings before we open scribbling and loosening up, I won't be quite so tight when it comes to drawing patrons. Think like Sargent and Goya!

Man, it's an ugly one, ain't it?