Sinister Man

I wanted to draw something that wasn’t happy, so I drew a hideous picture. But the idea I had in my head was still compelling that I tried again, and this time I came up with this:

Man on a dark street

The first attempt was so bad that I don’t think the one and only person who saw it would be able to tell that this picture was my second attempt. Even with this second attempt I wasn’t very happy because I wanted the man to look sinister, and instead he just looks blank and impassive. So I tried a third time, zooming in on his face:

Sinister man

I know in a few months I’ll look at it and think, “Yuck. Did I really think that was good?” But I’m pleased with it for the time being.

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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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4 Responses to Sinister Man

  1. Ki says:

    Um, and in those upcoming months where you get all critical, allow me to assure you that it IS a good piece of work. And I’ll be happy to tell you that anytime you need to hear it.

  2. The streetscape seems to move, almost like a van Gogh…very interesting. By shifting the focus to just the face you began to achieve a sinister look and I bet this was a great learning experience.

    • sappling says:

      It was a great learning experience, and that’s how I’ve begun to look at all of my attempts at art. I use to slap things together, cross my fingers, and hope it looked good, but now I’m more focused on the process and improving my skills–hence multiple attempts at the same picture, which is not something I’ve ever done before.

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