Following the chart to 52 drawings this year.
I picked up my drawing pencils in 2016 after a very long hiatus. I had written a kids science fiction story and thought it would be cool to have illustrations. Long story short, my first attempts were terrible. In addition, I couldn’t visualize exactly what I wanted to sketch. Back to the drawing board… literally. In order to improve and to teach myself anew, I started using photography for inspiration. I have a coffee table book of Man Ray’s stunning images, so I started paging through. “Glass Tears” is one of his most famous photos and is part of a large collection of photographic art owned by Sir Elton John. I had the privilege of seeing this collection in person last year when it was on exhibition at The Tate in London. That’s me in the selfie reflection:
I decided to draw this again because it features ‘eyes’ so prominently. Here is my “Glass Tears” sketch: