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Self portrait in abstractby mikka
At some point while I was in elementary school, I was asked to draw the members of my family, and came back with abstracts. The one of me sort of stuck as part of my self-image. This is rather rough. The clay I was working with was very soft, nice for fiddling with the overall shape but too soft to do any sort of detailing. Also, I should dig out the original drawing, which will take me a few hours of sorting through old papers. The base is wrong -- the original faded out at the bottom, and I'm not sure how it should stand. The outside should be obsidian, and the sphere should be something like a pearl or a soap bubble or a glass marble. I'm not quite sure where I'll go with this from here.
Laura Macy says: I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! I'm a huge fan of abstract and paint them, myself. I'm also starting to sculpt abstracts and am having loads of fun in this new endeavor. You should definitely continue developing this idea - I think it could really be stunning! How cool that you chose to work with clay as your medium for the prompt! Bravo!!! ~ Reply?mikka replied to this: Thank you! It's hard to tell where the borders are between something meaningful and something random, in this space -- I'm not sure this makes much sense outside my head. Clay is my medium of choice at the moment -- I can't draw worth beans. :)