Faces 6-11

Pretty faces are OK, but faces with attitude. . .those are the best to try to draw. And the #30faces30days Sktchy challenge has lots of those. Here’s some more of my efforts. Rather than following the prompts and lessons offered, I’ve been trying to stay a bit consistent in my efforts, working on Stillman and Birn Nova series gray toned paper, drawing first with pencil, then inking in, adding light watercolor applications in warm and cool colors, and ending with pastel pencil and white gel pen.

Day 6 Bella

Oh yeah, and trying to stop before I get bored.

Day 6: Bella Lambert   I find hair particularly difficult to stay interested in, especially when there’s a focal interest, like these great pouty lips!

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Day 5: Delphine Lily  The lesson on Day 5 was about hair, so I forced myself to paint it, and I think you can tell.

Day 8 Marcus

Day 8: Marcus J. Bright  Another great attitude pose! And all the features in the “wrong” place, which really helped, because you couldn’t assume anything but just had to trust in what you actually saw. Like top of ear down below the lip, and what a lip!

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Day 10: Stuart Goss I didn’t rush this one and went back in after the painting with some more line definition.

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Day 11: Shannon Dada   I was really rushed with this one and came in really fast with the paint. I’m learning that it is hard to get the eyes focused right. Seemingly infinitesimal changes make a big difference. These were particularly challenging. My favorite part is coming in with the bright white at the end.

OK, back to sewing masks now.

6 comments

  1. You are so amazing! I meant you on a mushroom walk with Charmoon years ago. I was delighted to see your sketch book after the forging. We fixed up the mushrooms and you waiting painting the mushrooms, so cool. I only wish I could paint and draw like you ❤ You are very gifted. Thank you

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    1. Wow, that was many years ago, and such a fun trip with Charmoon! How nice to hear from you Marsha. I remember making that little Shroom Bud accordian book. And such a tasty mushroom feast we had.

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  2. So inspiring! Thanks for sharing. I’ve been doing some of these but, I’m way behind. I love that you are doing watercolor each time. You are such a rebel!

    Grace and Peace,

    Paula

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