Friday, December 31, 2010

This Week's Still Life - Skull / My childhood fear

This week we painted a medical model skull. I decided to continue trying to use oils. It's hard because I'm used to using watercolors and I haven't quite got the hang of oils yet, but I'm not terribly dissatisfied with the results :)

When I was a kid, skeletons were the thing I was afraid of the most. (Then aliens). I remember always being alone in the dining room because I never finished my food with the rest of the family. But I wasn't allowed to leave until I ate every grain of rice on my plate. So I would sit there alone, but I always kept my eye on the window, because I was always afraid that I would see a skeleton there looking in.


Sadami said...

Dear Tiffany,
Your blog always gives me a cocktail of smiles and tears. So lovely. The work, itself, is well done. Impressive. Apart from the post, let us say, "Happy New Year" for you.
Love and smile, Sadami

Ted Blackman said...

I like this one because it has no nostrils to discuss.

Michelle said...

Hi Tiffany, stuff on your blog is going beautifully as always. I actually wanted to ask your advice on something, I know you're a water color PRO and I was wondering if you've ever played around with drawing inks or fountain pen inks. I'm finding myself very confused ... I mean I get why you can't put drawing ink in a fountain pen, but why can't you paint with fountain pen ink? Anyway, I was just wondering if you had any sage advice. I still love your stuff!

tiffannysketchbook said...

Thanks all :)

Sadami, your words are always an encouragement to me! And I am happy when I get a visit from you.

Ted, HA! sorry if the Stupid Kid story was too gross for you :) Little kids can be gross like that. Especially me. The next one is already drawn, just have to trace and paint. It's not gross, I promise!!

Michelle, I never have played around with drawing inks... When I do draw with ink, I use a Pilot Precise V5. I'm don't see why you can't paint with inks... The Chinese have done so for thousands of years.... I don't have experience in the matter though, but good luck! And thanks for saying such nice things :)