Thursday, 3 July 2014

Illustration Friday, Beard.


I haven't done the Illustration Friday challenge for a while and when I saw this week's subject 'Beard' I thought it's too far out my comfort zone to tackle! As you probably know, my painting subjects tend to be female and so it won't surprise you to know that this is the first beard I've ever painted. I came back to it today and with only one day left to submit, I thought why not?!

He looks quite thoughtful doesn't he? Maybe he knows his beard has got out of hand and needs trim? :)

8 comments:

Elisabeth Firsching said...

He needs to get out of his prison and indeed, he ist able now to do so, the door ist open. Is he going to give it a try, there ist hope raising on the horizon, but it is behind him, he can´t see it yet. There´s just a feeling. He must look in another direction, everythings growing. It is the right time. He needs a helping hand, but is looking in a wrong direction. It is not in the plant, not in the outside, it´s within. If he would look into the mirror, he could see it. He is a gifted guy and no, don´t trim it, the beard is perfect!

That´s what was plopping to my mind, when I saw this pic. Love it Jess!
Greetings from Austria
Elisabeth

Jess said...

I think you've just about summed up how I'm feeling Elisabeth. You are very insightful indeed! x

rossichka said...

I have the feeling that tiny flowers are going to grow out of his beard - why don't you wait to see?:D
The poppy fields are gorgeous! A true poppy "invasion"! I like the different one - it's so tender and... shy!This spring, travelling by car, I could see lots of red spots along the road, too.

Paper rainbow said...

:) His beard looks very organic, almost leaf like and very wonderful! Well done for stepping out your comfort zone!!!

Lunar Hine said...

I love this. I'm ispired to draw a leaf beard :o).

Jess said...

Thanks Luna, I hope you do I'd love to see it! :)

Paper rainbow said...

Lucky Elizabeth!!!! What a wonderful dream painting, love the colours and free swirly paint. I LOVEd my spirograph.. in fact I had super spirograph, my friends were very jealous. i think it was just standard spirograph with a few extra cogs :)Thank you for making me feel I must log onto ebay and find a new box!!! :)

...Nina Nixon... said...

Ahhh - this is how I see my hubby when he grows his beard in the Winter.

Nina x