我在雜誌上看到這張單獨放大的肖像畫, 她的眼神吸引住了我, 令我好奇, 所以我決定要畫她! 經過了老師的批准, 他還說這幅畫比我上個作品(第三幅油畫)還要簡單, 我心想怎麼可能, 因為通常肖像畫比人體畫還要難! 不過, 不管是真是假, 內心的傲氣說著: "做就對了啦!"
老實說, 我有時還蠻討厭自己總是挑困難的題材來畫, 因為真的很累 (我也蠻討厭自己總是挑到昂貴的衣物來喜歡, 因為真的沒錢)! 這次我花了21個小時才完成這個作品. 繪畫過程中懵懵懂懂, 像個初經來潮的青少女不知道衛生棉要怎麼用似的...煩惱不已!
眼睛的神韻, 衣物的透明感, 頭巾的詮釋, 臉的立體感, 所有顏色的調配...好多新的練習和體驗 (在繪畫的世界裡, 還有超多的新體驗在等著我)! 尤其衣服的透明感那一塊, 當初簡直傷透腦筋! 老師依舊屌兒啷噹地晃來晃去, 我跟他說我不知道要怎麼才能畫出透明的感覺, 他說: "再好好的努力觀察." 然後人又飄走了...
好吧! 我繼續觀察, 也繼續畫, 心想如果畫得很糟糕也沒關係, 到時候可以用礦油精(white spirit)擦掉再畫就好了. 雖然說嘗試的過程我感到茫然, 但我們做人千萬別小看自己的潛力! 我相信, 不管是做什麼, 只要盡力而為, 以不到最後不放棄的精神, 之後所獲得的成就感將會是無價!
我很喜歡這幅作品, 外星人看到也不禁讚嘆著, 老師比出大拇指說讚, 同班的學員們也非常慷慨的不停的給予讚美! 我只能說, 我非常感激他們的誇獎與鼓勵, 不僅讓我感到無比榮幸, 無疑地也給予我更多的動力和增強了我微薄的信心!!
雖然我在很多時候都不太知道自己到底做的好不好 (需要老師的肯定才會安心的那種茫然感也常出現), 不過我知道自己還在學習當中, 而我大部分都是以感覺來作畫 (沒啥技巧). 老師曾經對我說過: "繪畫是不理性的!" 我一聽到就在心裡偷笑, 難怪我會那麼喜歡繪畫...因為我都以"照著感覺走"的態度來活的啦!
照這樣說, 那也難怪梵谷會把自己的耳朵給割掉和自我了結... 那還真是極端的不理性呢! 呵呵~
P.S. 雜誌上的印刷顏色跟網路上的版本不一樣, 而我是照著雜誌上的色調來複製的, 不過我還是改了嘴唇和背景(原本背景是深棕色)的顏色! 由於雜誌是我老師的, 而且我也忘了拍張照, 所以沒辦法讓你們做顏色比對囉~
The original artist was a french Baroque painter named Georges de La Tour (1593 – 1652), and the original painting is named "The fortune teller" (click HERE to see the original piece). There is no way that I would be able to paint the whole thing, so I chose this mysterious woman as the subject this time.
I found a single portrait of her in a magazine, but the printing color is different than the internet version. As you can see, I copied it from the magazine (The magazine belongs to my teacher, and I forgot to take a photo of it). However, I changed the colors of the lips and the background (It's dark brown in the magazine).
I have to admit that this portrait was the most challenging piece I have ever done so far!! The look of her eyes, the transparent touch of her cloths, her headcloth and all of the color mixtures... There are indeed difficult, especially the transparent effect! I told my teacher that I didn't know how to do it, but he just told me to keep observing and then off he went again...
OK...I kept on observing, and I kept on painting as well. I said to myself: "If I fucked this up, I could just use the white spirit to wipe them all off!" Honestly, I had no idea how should I do it, but we must believe in our own potential!
I believe that no matter what we do, the achievement we gain is priceless if we don't give up until we have tried our best.
Anyway, I am truly happy and proud about this painting. I didn't know that I would be able to get a result like this. I spent 21 hours (Those exhausting hours) on this piece, but it was totally worth it!
I love it; Alien loves it; the teacher loved it, and everyone in the class praised it. I am utterly flattered by their kindnesses and appreciations, and I think it really is a great help for me to build my confidence!!
The thing is, I had no idea what I was doing most of the time. However, I am still learning and I paint as I feel. My teacher said: "To paint is something irrational." (I told him that I am very familiar with that emotion...ha!) If that's true, no wonder I love to paint so much (It feels right)!!
On second thought, it's true what my teacher said.
Well, Vincent van Gogh did cut his ear off and killed himself in the end...That's just way too irrational, don't you think?!