I used my lunchtime today to paint a picture. I used charcoal pencils to sketch an outline and water colors for the actual painting.
|The wood-grain man|
So what was my inspiration? This obviously isn't a real person. My upstairs bathroom is very small. My knees almost touch the cabinet doors and I have short legs. The grain on the cabinet door reminds me of a face.
|The original wood-grain man|
I started by doing a rough draft sketch. That gave me a feel of proportion. I wanted to portray the distorted length that matches the grain of the cabinet.
|Draft sketch of the wood-grain man|
For those people who find it too difficult to compare the views one above the other, I stuck the painting to the left of the panel. That was a fun and challenging lunch break.
|Wood-grain man and inspiration|