As I mentioned last week, I’ve been working on my entry for the BBC’s Little Painting Challenge but now I’m in a bit of a quandary. I decided I wanted to incorporate some miniature portraits but wanted something to link them all. I’ve chosen the theme ‘funny money’ and drawn, painted and coloured three of the richest people in the world, Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Mark Zuckerberg. Until this point it’s been going well, I’ve got my three little portraits cut out and ready to go, but now I’m stumped on the background!
I thought that a painted heap of coins would do the trick, and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out, but it’s a bit too busy as a background!
The faces just get lost in it, when really they should be the focal point…
So I thought I would ask you lovely bunch to see if you have any suggestions for a more subtle background? Or perhaps I should just submit the coin painting minus the portraits… I really am in a quandary!
Anyway, besides this, I’ve been working on my secret A3 portrait commission which is coming along really well – I wish I could share it with you!
I also did a little midweek doodle, just because I felt like it! I really, really want to make a colouring book full of doodles, mandalas and quirky drawings, but time is always against me. I think I’m going to try and build up a good portfolio over the coming months and see where I can go from there.
I’m not too sure on my 52 faces portrait this week! I am a closet fan of the ‘reality’ TV series, The Only Way is Essex – it’s my guilty secret! This is James ‘Arg’ Argent from the series, but I’m not sure it’s a particularly good likeness.
I’m going to tweet him a picture of it though, so I hope he likes it!
Thanks for reading to the end and for all your lovely comments week after week!