100 Days Project

jeni: A scribble a day and things/people I love

A series of small sketches with watercolour wash, to see how good I can get at it after 100 days of practice. I started a while ago and for a few days I had gusto and enthusiasm, but as with previous hobbies, once I started being critical and disappointed, I lost confidence and stopped bothering. I might add a journal entry here and there, but for the most part it will be the pencil and the watercolour. I am looking forward to the discipline that commitment - to the 100 Days Project - brings out in me. I have way better staying power with a bit of a push.

Kia Ora
Jeni

Day 27:

An attempt at that girl from the labyrinth

I thought I'd have a go at copying some movie stills ... Googled Jennifer Connelly in Labyrinth. As it turns out, spending far too long trying to paint in the middle of the afternoon results in some very flaky parenting, and wavering attention on both the kids and the project. Throughout this attempt, Edie painted on furniture (washable kids paints - dubious), drew on the wall (pencil, B not sure if this is coming off yet), and played scatter the watercolours (mine) which I was no longer allowed. I finally gave up when she was on my knee helping herself to a breastfeed, and kicking the brush out of my hand. Billy had already had a good go spreading playdough around and was fortunately occupied with the iPad.
Thus, this picture is a crap first attempt. If you were to look at the original image, the first thing you would notice is the angle of her face and therefore the placement of her eyes is all completely wrong. Poo poo poo. But it is something I did, and I can't worry about trying to get it right today.