Tuesday, April 11, 2006
#53 Draw a mouth and #56 Self-portrait
So I finally do a self portrait...in the spirit of following Laura's lead to draw people this month. Going to a scary place...drawing people! I think I made myself look younger and thinner, but it does look a little like me.
And then there are the lips. As I drew these I thought, "how can you shade in pen and ink and not have them look hairy." Well look at Eefje's drawing to see how...stunning! Then I realized that the challenge included journalling about speaking out or remaining silent. Well, I just know that I tend to get in more trouble from speaking out, than from remaining silent. These days I think there are a lot of times when we should speak out, but we remain silent because it will cause us less trouble or not make waves. It seems that often the majority keeps silent and lets the fringe or more extreme element make all the noise. Remaining silent can be a wise thing to do....but sometimes it is just the easiest thing to do. It's pretty important to be truthful with yourself about your motives.