Friday, November 28, 2008

Illustration Friday - Opinion

Although Mildred appreciated her daughter-in-law's efforts at hosting Thanksgiving dinner, she was unable to hide her opinion of the tofu turkey.

In the US, today is National Day of Listening. If you listen to National Public Radio (NPR), you hear a StoryCorps interview every Friday, where an ordinary American citizen interviews someone close to them. The results are amazing. Everyone has a story to tell. Some of the StoryCorps interviews are collected into the book Listening is an Act of Love. The results are in the tradition of the late great Studs Terkel. National Day of Listening extends the StoryCorps program to every household. So grab a loved one and interview them. Maybe Mildred needs to listen more and judge less!

This is head #31 in my goal of drawing 100 heads. This was practice drawing a character. What does an opinionated person look like? I went for an upturned head, pursed lips, slits for eyes, and raised brows. My husband says she looks worried, not opinionated.


Maria said...

I love this one. Very smart, in my opinion!

Peggy Fussell said...

It is my opinion that those eyebrows of hers and the angle of her gaze make her look quite opinionated. Great post!

Laurel Neustadter said...

Thanks, Maria and Peggy!

Penhallow Street said...

"A picture is worth a thousand words." Great imagination--you caught the look for sure.