One of the things that we love about travelling is that you can find inspiration in the simplest of places. During our last stay in Las Vegas at the Wynn Hotel, our room had a replica print of Picasso’s ‘Head of a Woman’ and I was in awe at how simplistic, yet expressive the lines are/were. It was then that I decided that I would someday soon try emulating his genius work. Given that my drawing skills lack more than lustre, I knew that I was delving into dangerous territory, but nonetheless here is a comparison of his work and my own.
Not too shabby of an attempt if I do say so myself, but certainly some room for improvement. (Clearly, the mouth gave me the most difficulty.) The good news is that in choosing to draw a Picasso, one cannot go too far wrong given that his portraits, in particular, were well-known for having distorted features leaving amateurs like me to feel somewhat successful, even with some evident faux-pas. While this illustration likely won’t make it on our living room wall, its essence is rooted in, “Never say never!”