Maria’s Musings …

Monthly thoughts, inspirations and musings from our Creative Lead, Maria Mendoza.

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One of my favourite things to draw is lips. Never just lips smiling or closed and relaxed, but lips emoting and making interesting shapes​. There’s so much texture and detail that go into lips. If the eyes are the window to the soul, then lips are the window to the heart.

I could spend days perfecting every little ridge and reflection of light. But, as ​previous ‘musings’ have revealed, ​I get so caught up trying to draw objects perfectly, that it could be a never-ending task and I still might not get the result I was hoping for.

So, to move away from my comfort zone again, I tried a stylized drawing. More of a sketch than anything, although I did spend a lot of time using the eraser when any little line didn’t fit with the effortless​ aesthetic I was going for. Ridiculous, but true. Most artists will understand!

It was difficult moving away from realism, but I knew this was the best thing for my artistic growth. So I pushed through. It was a very tedious labour of love and a constant fight with myself to stop striving for absolute realistic perfection.

So here it is and I couldn’t be more proud of the end result.

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