Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Drawing faces...argggggh!

What is on my workdesk on this Wednesday? Faces! YUK! For those of you out there who think you can't draw? Neither can I! But I am learning. I sat in front of the computer screen this morning watching youtube and trying my best to draw a face on used tea bag paper.

This sheet of five faces was the result and I wish they would not all look like deer stuck in the headlights. It's a learning process. There is something I like about each one of these faces. But overall YUK. The next batch will be so much better and that is what keeps me going. I know I am very slowly learning.

What I learned today was the colors I like so I did a color key. Looks as though I like: light black, black, white, grey, burnt umber, berry, peach and olive green so I am going with that. I also learned that I like a soft fuzzy edge (hints of this in attempt no. one at the top left). Now I am going to try a thin vine charcoal for my next attempt.

These faces are meant to be used for my current art project which is 6 inch cloth artdoll prims with removeable wings.

Thanks for popping in! *smiles* Norma


  1. I think that looks great! Yay for learning. Thanks for sharing.

  2. ok..YOU CAN DRAW.. you are so talented!!!
    i can not!! period!!!
    these faces are fabulous!!!!!

  3. Gosh you are so generous. Thanks so much for making me feel pretty darned great! *smiles* Norma

  4. Well done for being brave enough to try!! I think you did really well - the bottome face is my favourite! xx

  5. Hi Norma, I feel your pain. LOL
    I got a couple books from the library and they are really helpful.
    Sketching is something they say you should do every day even if it is a quick sketch or something small. It is a learned art.
    I am struggling like you but I wont' give in.
    I think you are doing great. My first faces ended up in the garbage. LOL
    Plug are very talented and I am sure you will get it in no time.

  6. You folk really just make my day! You really do. *smiling in Vancouver" Norma
    p.s. Lesley, I like the phrase you used 'learned art' because that is exactly the way I am viewing it. Something I am learning to do. :)
    AND, I love to hear that you won't give in (to despair, beating yourself up, telling yourself you can't do it, etc.) and the ideas in the brackets are words my inner critic would use.


Your comments make my day! Thanks for dropping by and we'll see you soon, I hope, *smiles* Norma


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