This is my piece 'The Space Between Us' that I made in 2018. It's my best expression of how I feel when there is a misunderstanding between myself and someone I love. I realize that I have a tendency to place a lot of importance on being understood and validated by others, and when those people don't understand my point of view and can't offer that validation I go into a mini personal crisis. It's exhausting. Then I desperately try to make myself understood when my best course of action would be to just value myself enough to not seek that acceptance from outside. I realize I'm not going to be affirmed by everyone in every moment. So I'm committing to finding worthiness and reinforcement from within.
I still have a few of these pieces available through my website. 😊
What is the hardest thing about drawing for you? •
For this quick charcoal sketch, I was having fun and experimenting with blocky shapes and abstracting the portrait. I also used some non traditional methods of applying charcoal with rollers and creating textures with acetone. •
Would you like to see a time lapse commentary in the future regarding these charcoal techniques? Let me know....thanks for watching! ✍️🙏 ...