Ink Portrait

Here we have my very first ink portrait (that I will admit to drawing), of R. I kind of cheated by drawing from a picture I took, but you’d understand if you’d ever tried to get a three-year-old to sit still and look in one direction for more than a nanosecond.  It’s possibly the only face I’ve ever drawn where you could recognize the person in the picture.


R in Ink

About sappling

When God created the world, he did it in six days and rested on the seventh. I always wished there was just one more day in the week, an eighth day just for me to pursue the thoughts in my head and translate them to the physical world. There are only seven days, however, so I steal my creative moments in between being a mom and my work binding books and making boxes for clients all over New York City. I love working with my hands, learning new things, and I'm here to share those lessons with you. There are only seven days in a week. Why not eight? Guess I'll ask when I get there.
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2 Responses to Ink Portrait

  1. Ki says:

    And WHY, par-sey, is it cheating? Or are we setting arbitrary and nonsensical rules for ourselves to follow?

    Alright. So I’m studying the psychology of perfectionism. It’s an interesting study–that’s for sure. And it puts the act of thinking under a microscope and gets you asking all kinds of questions. I’ve got the arbitrary nonsensical rule thing down because I caught myself doing it when I said that blogging off of a prompt from Plinky was “cheating” and “not really writing.”

    I think you created an AWESOME ink portrait, and whether it came from a picture or not–you have just the right amount of lines. May sound silly, but I love looking at art, and I know what I like to look at. This is great to look at, and restful because there are no unnecessary strokes.

  2. sappling says:

    Thanks Ki! You always make me feel good. I guess I did give myself an arbitrary rule to “violate.” It’s silly, really.

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