Friday, June 3, 2011

"The Look"

Admittedly, I haven't been spending too much time blogging lately. Most of my time has been spent working on my artwork and various other projects. I do, however plan to be on here tossing out my thoughts and opinions a bit more frequently in the weeks to come, time permitting. I'm usually working on three to four art pieces at a single time, not bragging, but it keeps me from getting bored that way!! LoL! One of my most recent images is called simply: "The Look".  Believe it or not, it was no easy task to come up with this particular title. I've always thought titles were underrated, and often wondered why some artist chose to leave their work "untitled".  To me, labeling a piece of work as untitled really misses a great opportunity to inject certain thoughts upon that artwork. True, the visual should speak for itself, but sometimes the appropriate title or caption can help steer the viewer to a place that the artist may or may not have even considered. Hence, the objective from the beginning! 
     "The Look" is one of those such pieces of artwork, that can be totally left up to the interpretation of the viewer. You be the judge. When I did the sketch, I intentionally tried to convey a particular emotion by means of the eyes and expression on the girl's face. I must say, that I was pleased at the way "The Look" turned out. I would say that her expression is an enigma. What does her look say? Could it be a look of anger? Is she pissed off about something or is there a sense of grief etched on her face. She could be worried or frightened about something! Maybe all of the above would describe her aloof appearance. Possibly a bad hair day, but of course the coarse, exaggerated hair was my attempt to draw more attention to her face. The sketch for "The Look" was done about three years ago, so maybe her "look" is saying "I can't believe it took three years to finally complete!!"                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                        Carpe Diem!!~S