Tuesday, February 28, 2017

29 Faces challenge the end Days 26-29

Day 26

Day 27

Day 28

Number 29

Holy Crapola Batman.  I did it.  29 faces in 28 days.  It was such fun. I learned a lot and think I actually grew a lot in my abilities.  I can draw a nose and ears are not too bad either.

Most important is that I kept the commitment.

My next project is working through a online class I won, Paint Mojo by Tracy Verdugo.  I am so excited to spend the next 6 weeks working and enjoying.

so, see you tomorrow.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Playing Catchup - Days 23, 24 and 25 of 29 Faces Challenge

Day 23 side braid

Day 24 Flowing hair

Day 25 - Top Bun

I had two art projects to complete and fell behind in my daily drawings.  Once the projects were completed, I started drawing faces.  I did not paint them, although, I may spend this evening painting.

I find that painting sometimes changes the look and I like the effects of the drawing.

The Challenge is almost finished; however, I am committing to drawing more faces throughout the year.  I am going to do a 100 face challenge and the best part is that I will have a 29 face head start.  In this way I hope to perfect the painting of faces.   I will post the faces as they are completed.

On the 28th I will announce my challenge for March.

see you tomorrow....

Thursday, February 23, 2017

day 22 of 29 Faces Challenge

more practice with hair

Today's challenge was with hair giving volume.

see you tomorrow....

Day 21 of 29 Faces Challenge

Lady in Blue 

This is another painting inspired by Gustav Kiimt.  It was and is truly a learning experience.  Making a face standout from the dark background is a challenge that I will keep working with.  I am enjoying the challenges.

More to come.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Day 20 of 29 Faces - It's all about the hair

Day 1 of hair practice 

This week I will be working on hair.  Today's painting was done with Derwent inktense blocks.  They are really nice to work with.

Days 19 of 29 Faces Challenge: Inspired by Matisse

Keeping it Simple - end of week

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Day 18 of the 29 Faces Challenge

Deep in Thought

This painting is inspired by Gustav Klimt.  I happen to love painting closed eyes, like the person is deep in thought and I don't do it enough.  This was fun to work on and I think it has given me the confidence to start working on my online class, Painting with the Masters that I have had for some time.

See you tomorrow

Friday, February 17, 2017

Day 16 and 17 of 29 Faces Challenge

Watercolor Portrait

I am counting this painting as a two day project since it took me two days to finish.  I really love the simplicity of this painting.  It is a lot different from the inspiration photo I posted on Facebook and I am glad.  I can see my style evolving.

see you tomorrow....

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Day 15 of 29 Face Challenge: trying new technique

New Technique

I tried something new tonight, teeth.  The eyes are a little off tonight, but I think the tech are pretty good.  

See you tomorrow.....

Day 14 29 Faces Challenge -

Day 14

Photo was used as a reference for this painting in my journal.

see you later.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Day 13 of 29 Day Challenge: Still keeping it simple

Day 2 of painting faces.

Ok Folks, need to work on ears.  Paint medium today is acrylic paint watered down.

see you tomorrow...

Well tomorrow came a little early.  The ears were really bothering me so I made a little edit.

Learning to edit

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Day 12 29 Faces - Painting Faces

Day 12 practicing painting faces.  For the next week I will be working on shading and painting. This evening was very tentative.  Hope to loosen up as the week goes on.  Medium used Water soluble Derwint graphitint pencils and water.

Painting Faces

see you tomorrow.....

Friday, February 10, 2017

29 Face Challenge Days 8, 9, and 10 - Growing in Confidence

Hi, I have been busy the past couple of days with a commission to knit Hats, art projects that need to be mailed this weekend, so I did not get a chance to draw any faces.  Today I drew three, it took me about 90 minutes.  I am learning to take my time and really concentrate.  Work on getting the eyes on an even plane, etc.  This has been a real learning experience.

Day 8 More Shading
Day 9 - Side Glance

Day 10 - More Shading

See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Day 7 29 Faces: day 2 of shading exercise

Shading Practive
more tomorrow....

Day 6 of 29 Faces 2017: Taking a step back

I am using 29 Faces 2017 to improve my ability to draw and paint faces.  I was thinking about how I was going to achieve this goal and remembered that I sighed up for a free online class from Tamara Laporte called Fabulous Faces.  So I decided to "use what I have."  The lesson I reviewed was on shading.  I have been very tentative about shading and this demonstration helped a lot.

My first portrait using the shading lesson.

First shading lesson
see you tomorrow.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Day 5 29 Faces: Simplicity

Simple drawing

As I work to find my voice, I keep coming to simplicity.  As I was doing research for today's face I came across the artist Keiko Minami (1911 to 2004), a Japanese born artist. Her work is very simple and linear.  The drawing today is inspired by her work.

see you tomorrow.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Day 4 of 29 Faces

Day 4 looking away

Trying something new everyday Boy do I need to practice noses.

See you tomorrow

Friday, February 03, 2017

Day 3 of 29 Faces

Face in the shadows

I wanted to try painting the page and using that as the painting and shading for the face.  The Sketchbook I am using has gray paper and the photo came out sort of shadowy faded (if there is such a description) but I really like it.  I do however, think I am going to switch to a book with lighter paper.

see you tomorrow

Thursday, February 02, 2017

29 Faces Challenge Day 2 - Dapper Dude

Sketch based on photo from Sktchy App
This is day 2 and boy was it fun.  The sktchy app is fodder for ideas.

see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

29 Faces Day 1

Day 1 Graphite drawing

Ok, Day one is done.  Felt good to try this again.  Hope I make it the whole 29 days.

see you tomorrow