Sunday, January 27, 2013

Self Portraits

In my imagination.

In the mirror.

Self portraits are difficult. When I was taking my very first drawing class at Flagler, I remember my teacher looking over my shoulder at a self portrait I was struggling through, and him saying, "Whatever you're doing, just stop." Normally he was impressed with my abilities in a drawing 101 class, but apparently I had some pre-conceived notions of what my face looked like that were not...realistic? I guess I knew I had big eyes, so I would always end up over-exagerating them. I think we all kind of do that, walk around with a picture of what we look like in our minds. It was only when I sat down and really examined my face as lines and shapes that I realized how embellished my mental image of myself was.

 Basically in my mind I resemble an anime character.

So, I've been making a conscious effort to not give up on self portraits. The first one is a doodle I made in church today (shhhhhh.....) of my hand. Creating magic or whatever. The second is an honest to goodness shot at recreating my face.

 Zac says he knows I was drawing from a mirror because that's my "mirror expression" and also my bangs are parted the wrong way. 

Well, Bye!
Anna Coleman

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Just a Doodle.

Fun Fact: I was watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when i drew this.  No real connection.

Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 Resolution

Happy New Year everyone!

2012 was pretty crazy and VERY busy for me. And i proved once again that i am terrible at keeping up with a blog.

But i have a 2013 resolution to write a new post bi-weekly. We'll see how this goes. I have also added a couple new pages. I now have a Commissions page to show you the kinds of things i've been making for people in the past year or so. I've also added a Services & Contact page to clearly spell out what you can expect from my artwork, what services i provide, and how to contact me! I figure, if i fail again at posting regularly, i can at least use this blog as a host for my portfolio and a jumping-off point for my freelance career.

And now for something completely different :

A late Christmas family photo featuring me, my husband, and the ever-patient Bridget.
Happy Monday!