|#20 Island Girl|
Practice, practice, practice. Oh how I hated those words when I was eight and taking piano lessons. I recently read a blog about the importance of practicing our drawing and painting skills. The
writer compared drawing practice to exercise for muscle tone and strength. I will try to make sketching a part of my daily routine. My habit is to spend a lot of time on a piece rather than doing a quick sketch. The 29 Faces Challenge is perfect to encourage some quick sketches of faces.
For these faces, I referred to photos from magazines and Google images (these are only practice drawings and are for commercial use). I preferred using photos with strong shadows or dramatic light and dark areas using the shadows to create the features. My materials were an Eberhard/Faber Ebony Black pencil and a pencil eraser on white copy paper. The photos of my drawings make it look like I used more than one kind of paper, but no. It's just what happens when I photograph the white paper. It must be the quality of light.
|#22 Guy With a Side Eye|
|#23 and #24 Girl and Cat|
She is still not as child like as I would like but it is a little better.
29 Faces in February
Paint Party Friday
Show Your Face
Express Your Creativity