Obsession

August 6, 2011 at 5:21 PM Leave a comment

If I could get away with drawing and painting eyes all the time, and forgetting about everything else, I probably would.

I love the textures, emotions, feelings, shapes, souls.

It’s really pathetic that I will spend so many hours sketching, doodling, adding, subtracting, painting, gluing, or scratching if I am creating an eye.

Who needs ears, mouths, noses, chins, cheeks, hair? It’s not that I don’t love drawing those things, I just love eyes more. Not even two eyes at the same time, but single eyes. Reflective eyes, shiny, teary, wet, gleaming, sparkling eyes. Dreamy eyes. Angry eyes. Sorrowful eyes. Regretful eyes. Questioning eyes. Nervous eyes. Blushing eyes. Vengeful eyes. Mourning eyes. Heroic eyes. Magical eyes.

Animated eyes. Realistic eyes. Abstract eyes.

This particular eye, pictured above, is just a piece of the latest portrait I am working on. The left eye always seems to come first, and most naturally. Everything else is going to take so much work and time. I’ll probably get lazy on the rest and give up, like I normally do. I’ll be so proud of this eye though, until I draw or paint an even better one.

Too bad floating eyes aren’t the norm. 😉

If I spent the same amount of time and effort that I spend on crafting the most sincere and beautiful eyes on everything else, anything else, I would be extremely talented in many areas.

Yet, I always think there is room for improvement.

I guess it goes without saying that if someone asks me the question, “What is the first feature you notice about a person?” I am going to say, “Their eyes.”

Maybe because I feel like eyes are the closest physical feature to our personalities. Or maybe because they’re just pretty.

I always have, currently do, and probably always will love eyes.

Happy Adventures,
Burkie

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