I haven't gotten to bed before 1 am in over a week--my sleeping schedule sucks. Last night, I just simply wasn't tired, so I stayed up all night listening to Once on this Island and [title of show] and RENT. Every so often, I get this weird urge to draw, especially RENT related things (who'd a thunk?), such as the tango pose and this picture of Adam Pascal that looks like a monkey. At like 3 am last night, I started out drawing Idina Menzel, but I can't draw women at all. Weird. So I ended up drawing a picture of Jess L. Martin as Tom Collins:
I don't know. It's just a rough sketch and only took about half an hour. It isn't too terrible, though, for the minimum effort I put into it. It's rough and scruffy--but so is Collins--so it kind of portrays his personality. What do you think?
After I was done, I was still terribly bored and not the least bit tired, so I formulated this marvelous idea. I took a picture of my drawing (seen above) on my computer and uploaded it into Gimp. I spent the next hour or so coloring it, which was a bit more difficult than I anticipated.
And--voila!--here is my finished product, which I finished about 4: 30 am. It's intentionally rough and sketchy and artsy and unnatural looking--that's what I wanted. I think it really captures Collins; he's sweet yet rough. I know it's kind of sloppy, but that is what I wanted and I think it gives it character. I tried to use warmer colors to bring out to his soft side, but I don't know. Maybe I should have shadowed more. I'm not sure why I made the background a purpley-salmon color; I just thought it looked nice. All in all, what do you think?
Yes, yes, I know that it's a bad thing for my life to revolve around RENT. I just love it so much! Jesse L. Martin was surprisingly easy to draw; I love the shape of his cheekbones. His nose is irksome, though. It's a weird shape and was difficult to draw.
Yes, I have no life. For some unusual reason, I am most creative at late hours of the night. What's fair about that?
Have a nice weekend!