Following on from last post. This section of the Wanderlust course has been about people/portraits. Totally alien to me as mentioned. I missed out the lesson on drawing a realistic face, I know its more about observing etc but not for me.
So watched the last lesson in the series and its a SELF PORTRAIT - not really super realistic and involved using some out of the ordinary colour. I was hesitant, there will be an alien by the end of this one, for sure.
I don't do photos, its a very long standing almost phobia. To say it makes me feel sick, hot, heart racing, tearful to have my photo taken is an understatement. I usually get past this by being the one who volunteers to take the photos. I'm trying to get better about it
I was supposed to take a pic, with eyes closed, turn the photo to black and white to show tones and then paint it.
Now even without the blotchy face from a cold, and the extra large suitcases under the eyes still looked like something from a horror film.
However, I have blue eyes, so decided needed a bit of contrast, so kept eyes open. Also decided that as there were unusual colours in the painting exercise, using the computer and a paint programme with various effects wouldn't be too far a step away.
So my plan, get on with it, fast. Take photo, alter it, share it, phew. Big step but quick like ripping off a sticking plaster, walk towards the thing which scares you. So here it is, not the painting/drawing exercise as required, but a lesson in grasping the fear, getting on with it and doing.
A n d..... I suspect this is the first ever selfie ever shared. Not likely to be a habit either.