Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Seeing Things and Finding Faces - Face No .1


Paper Artsy's current challenge is all about drawing faces.  Leandra has put up a comprehensive post, chock-full of inspiration and links to videos and online classes.  The emphasis is on having a go, and letting go of the idea that your drawing should be perfect.  I can go with that!

So, what to work on?  I have a little notebook/journal that I made last year, and so far the only thing I've done with it is use it to mop up excess Distress Inks.  I thought I'd start in that because, being A6, it's not too intimidating.  I started looking through the pages, and one of the shapes looked like a male profile.  Unfortunately I didn't take a photo before I started scribbling, but if you look at the face, you can see where I followed the profile line of the darker shape.

Here's a look after I started drawing the face but before stamping.  I didn't use pencil, went straight in at the deep end with black 0.3 fineliner pen.  Somehow I find it easier to draw with pen.  Scary, I know!


And a look at the double-page.  I've added a pen in the photo for scale.


One I started looking through the notebook, I kept seeing faces - spooky!  I'll post some more over the next few days.

ETA: I'm also adding this to Kim Dellow's Show Your Face gallery.

8 comments:

  1. That is so clever Shirley. I swear it looks like you drew then added the paint to fit perfectly. How wonderful.

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  2. Excellent Shirley. As one that has drawn faces, I can attest it is not as easy as some would have you believe. You did a great job of drawing. Smaller is definitely a bit easier. As for the pen first off, Bravo! Well done.

    HUgs and Blessings
    Jim

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  3. ...I'm speechless! This is incredible. And so are you!

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  4. I'm with Geri, Shirley .... incredible ... you are a true artist! Hugs, Anita :)

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  5. Oh what a lovely beardy man! the White in his eyes just bring him to life so well!!

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  6. Thank you for linking up two posts to Show Your Face, I loved them both, love your backgrounds too and your faces a wonderful. I'm sorry it has taken me a while to get to commenting, I'm just catching up now! Kx

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  7. Incredible. Your artwork. And that your clean up blobs take the form of people...

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