Wild Flowers and Tame Sketches
February 7, 2014 § Leave a comment
As my house is getting completely remodeled (the stories never stop, but I will save them all for the Unveiling The New House post) this week, I am spending my time in Ancona. Compared to the Milano metropolitan area, it’s practically summer here! Jackets and sunshine, what a pleasure.
And, to make it feel even more spring-ish, Mr. Italian came home with a bouquet of flowers the other evening:
It’s been a while. It makes me think of this time last year; when I was living in Austin and zooming around on my creaky, red bicycle (or pale yellow scooter) with bunches of flowers stuffed (carefully) into the woven basket, and I would give them out to friends and strangers– because it’s very difficult not to smile when offered a flower. Also, it always makes me feel, an eensy-teensy bit, like Cecilia from Atonement as she puts together flowers at the beginning of the movie. Especially when I am barefoot. Not sure why.
Anyways, this presence of flowers and sunny weather inspired my first character sketch:
Looks like I have started the whole process of applying to Brera this year… which means that I need to come up with a design portfolio (as well as study the heck out of ‘general culture’ knowledge). And, seeing as I just bought a three-month ticket to Argentina next month… I’m gonna whip out a lot of these costume sketches in the next few weeks, before I leave. At least that’s the plan, fingers crossed.
Here is today’s head shot sketch:
Not sure how to theme them up yet… I was thinking of a book adaptation, but all of my favorite gothic novels have already been musical-ized. So I’ll twiddle my thumbs a bit more and, until inspiration strikes, just keep doodling.
And now it’s time to grab a bottle of wine (or vodka, seeing as we are in Russia?) and enjoy these Olympic opening ceremonies. Pure love!!