Civil War stuff and musings

I am obsessed with this book. The photos are so fascinating.

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I have been thinking about my drawings. I just love to draw, I love the process. I am not to a point where I am “happy” with my finished product, but that’s totally cool because I love the journey so much. I realized that I am going to have to spend a lot of time working and copying and failing before I will be able to take inspiration ( like this book) and transform it into art. At this point I am just copying, taking something beautiful and making it less beautiful. I look forward to the day when I will be able to magnify my inspiration, not mock it.

Anyways, here are some drawings I have been working on.

The inspiration: I want her dress, I want her necklace, I want her hair, I want to know what those secrets are dancing behind her melancholy eyes.

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This still needs work

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And this man, he is so handsome and his face and posture tell so many stories. I have loved staring at this photo to draw it.

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This drawing needs work, his expression isn’t right.

One thought on “Civil War stuff and musings

  1. I think it’s the brow in yours is more placid, more peaceful. He looks more stressed in the photo, the brow more knit. Maybe you’ve grown to love him and want him to not be afraid. I found myself wanting to stare, too. Great inspiration.

    Love so much how you’re growing in your skill and enjoying the journey.

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