Day 219: Meet My New Favourite Character

Let's Make a DealSo I have a new favourite show that I’ve been obsessing over lately.  It started out mostly just as another thing to have playing in the background while I was drawing but slowly I fell more and more in love with it.  The character I tried to draw today is most of the reason for that.  He is my absolute favourite character and every scene he’s in is absolutely golden.  Seriously, I think I’m developing an unhealthy obsession with him.Heart of Gold

Sadly I have not managed to capture him at all.  I took two shots at it from two very different photos but neither of them quite worked out.  It seems like the closer I am to my subject the worse my drawings turn out.  Does anyone else find that?  I think it’s that I can dissociate myself much more easily from subjects I’m not attached to and break them down into shapes and lines.  The more attached I am to a subject the more focused I am on the results.  I think I just fret over it more and have a harder time getting it right as a result.

Anyway, given my aforementioned unhealthy levels of adoration for this character I doubt this will be the last time I attempt to draw him.  He will probably crop up again at some point.  I want to get at least one sketch I like of him.  That may require a few more attempts.


14 thoughts on “Day 219: Meet My New Favourite Character

  1. Great portraits! It doesn´t really matter if you captured him or not, I think. That´s why it´s called “painting” and not “photography”. In paintings you capture something else. Maybe the soul? Or the essence of something. I don´t know… But I think you did a really good job on this!

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I’m glad I was able to capture something at least. I think I’ll still give it another shot at some point to better capture the features but the spirit does seem to be there.

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    1. 😀 Thank you dearie. You have no idea how happy you made me by recognizing him.

      I’m still just on Season 2 right now but my appetite for this show is pretty voracious right now. I am completely obsessed. Most of that comes down to just how much I love this guy. He is most certainly the best everrr!

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I was not pretty disappointed with the hands as I was drawing them and convinced they would turn out horrid. Once I finished those they actually ended up being my favourite part of the drawing.

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    1. Careful dearie, names are powerful things 😉

      Seriously though, I’m so glad that so many of you were able to recognize him despite his face looking nothing like Robert Carlyle in these sketches.

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