>> Wednesday, July 07, 2010
"Study of the Eyes II"
Pencil on Sketch Paper
You may or may not have noticed I changed my thumbnail image. Not because I like to make changes like I do to my blog every few weeks, but because Blogger in it's infinite quirkiness lost my previous one. Not quite sure what happened but I went to post a comment one day and it showed up with no image. So I chose this sketch as it was readily available on my computer. I have been working out of the two Lee Hammond books I have and really love doing some of the smaller sketches while I'm at work. They're quick and I don't need quite as many supplies as I do with some of the larger pieces. I still need lots of work on my eyelashes but I'm relatively satisfied with the overall outcome of this image.
I have just gotten Lee's book called Lifelike Drawing in Colored Pencil. I haven't started anything yet, but it looks to be as intriguing as the first two books I bought of hers. Hopefully I'll have something ready to post soon. I really love working in graphite, but I do wonder, should I ever decide to sell my artwork, is there really a desire for this type of medium? If so, are people willing to pay for the time vested in each image? Is it better to sell reproductions or originals? I have so many questions. I have always been able to sell handmade items, but I'm so new to this aspect of my creativity that I'm unsure of where to go from here.
As artists, how do you decide what to sell and how much to charge? Ah, too many questions, not enough room on my blog. Not to mention, boring my readers. lol. Anyway, hope you are all having a good week. I have decided to pick up some extra hours at work so I won't be off at 10 am like I planned. But I will have some overtime on my next check. More cash for my art supplies! Shhh, don't tell my boyfriend. He already thinks I need to pare down my quilting, sewing, crochet, knitting and artwork supplies.