Saturday, May 12, 2007

time off for good behaviour

I've been spending time drawing things I wouldn't normally draw. Here's another in my portraits of psychologists series. Still can't say I'm comfortable with this subject, but I'm enjoying the challenge. There is also something very interesting about drawing psychologists.

This is B.F.Skinner. He is of the behaviourist school of psychology. And HERE are a few photos of the man himself.

18 comments:

omly said...

BF Skinner was always one of my favorites. Have you ever read his Utopian novel, Walden Two, that he wrote?

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

What wonderful hatching you do. It is so inspiring.

Dave said...

Well, you must be getting some positive reinforcement out of doing these drawings! I agree with Nancy, very inspiring.

Alison said...

Very interesting, graphic portrayal - what a good idea for a series

r.e.wolf said...

Another GREAT capture!

Teri C said...

These 'out of your comfort zone' area really great!! You need to keep exploring.

juj said...

I hope you don't mind, but because I am a huge admirer of your amazing work I've chosen to tag you. Read the details here. If you've already been tagged or you just flat out don't want to play let me know. Thanks in advance. juj

wagonized said...

I like your approach of those portraits a lot -- you simplify the shadows, and they're right on.

Alina Chau said...

beautiful design quality!!

Nina Johansson said...

Oh no, someone got here before me! Well, I tag you too! With the same tag! So there´s no getting out of it!:)
Beautiful portrait, you don´t seem to be very far away from your comfort zone from the look of the drawing... I love it!

Nick said...

Andrea, I have tagged you!

molly jean said...

He is so picturesque, the photo and the drawing! Good job.

annax said...

So good to be back. And to visit your blog!

Just to let you know my new blog address :)

http://web.mac.com/annabarrow/iWeb/annabarrow/Home.html

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers guys.

Thanks for the tags - I've decided to complete it as a visual challenge so it may take a little time, but I'll get there.

Omly - I have not read it but I'll definately look it up.

Thanks for the comments, and compliments, about this drawing. I really appreciate them.

I am quite happy with this one. I like to think I captured something of his character. Molly I agree he is so picturesque. I like the twinkle in his eye - and his comedy hair!

Thank you all.

ksklein said...

i like your portraits too. this one is as great as the freud portrait. why do you not feel too comfortable about these? they are great.

Africantapestry said...

A great drawing... I like your whole apporach to these portraits, they're different and interesting.
Ronell

mrana said...

This is so cool Andrea, your portraits are so fine and clean!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks guys.

Ksklein - I have only posted the better ones. A LOT have not made it this far as they are just awful!

Ronell - thanks, I think this whole project has been about finding some kind of style that you are comfortable with within portraiture. I did try more realistic stuff but it really was NOT happening.

Cheers Mariana.