Saturday, January 21, 2012

your face

The tree is down.  Tree man Dan made good on his promise to make yesterday up to me.  He returned today with ALL his good stuff and went to it.  He spent all day with me, only me.  AND *looks around paranoidlyHE BROUGHT A FRIEND!  I'm not angry with him anymore.

Meanwhile, Magnum and I watched a movie.  Water for Elephants.  I read the book a few months ago.  I honestly don't read much fiction, but I picked up that book and surprised myself by finishing it.   I recommend them both.

Often, when I see a movie I like, I get an urge to draw one of the characters.  It's like a taunt to me "Come on, Abby.  Let's see what you've got!  Just TRY to capture the essence of this character, I triple dog dare you!"

When I watch a movie, I really study the faces.  I get caught up in the unspoken "dialogue", and the good actors (along with direction and lighting, etc.) can really say a lot.  Sometimes they scream without making a sound.

So now, I am resisting the urge to draw Robert Pattison's "Jacob".  I'm resisting because I'm a non-conformist.  Ever since he was cast as the beautiful Edward for the Twilight saga, everybody and their grandma has been doing portraits of him.  Search "Robert Pattison Art Portrait" on Google images and see what happens.  It's almost as bad as searching "Johnny Depp Art Portrait", but not quite. 

I won't draw him either.  Not today anyway.


  1. I loved the book. Haven't see the movie. I'll take your word for it that it's worth it and make it a point to see it.

    Glad to hear that the tree man took care of all of your needs! ;-)

  2. Glad to hear Tree Man Dan finally came through for you. I haven't read the book, so I will have to suss it out.

  3. I, too, have only read the book, but I would love to see the movie as well - I'm always hesitant to watch the movie after reading the story, because they rarely seem to be as good.
    And Hooray for giving your tree guy a second chance. Glad he came through for you! :)