Last night I sat down and played with some cut up paper and some inktense pencils (still love them). I can’t show you the entire piece (though it isn’t finished yet, so not really much to see anyway) as it is for another challenge which has a specific reveal date, but here is a sneak peek.
I just sat down and drew and as I drew she got uglier and uglier and soon that ugly was doing its best to camouflage the fact that my perspective skills suck big time and it began claiming that the wonky eye is just a natural deformity for a goblin librarian.
I have to say that I don’t think I’ll get 29 faces done, but for what I do get done, it has been a valuable exercise. I have at least one painting in mind from one of the sketches and another proved to me that I actually know more about faces than I thought I did and it has boosted my confidence in that area
This week I only managed a paltry one and not a good one at that.
Tonight I felt like expressing exhileration or high end positive emotion. Not that I’m feeling particularly exhilerated or anything, but I felt the need to see if I could communicate any of those like emotions in my faces. So I gave it a go.
Today I came across the 29 Faces Challenge. I’d heard about this one around the net, but I have never participated in it. This is a sequel to a previous challnge and I’m entering seven days late, leaving me behind before I even start, but what the hey. Gotta be in it to win it.
Youngest Daughter’s mermaid is likely to be blue or maybe gold, I’m undecided at this point. Aiming to make her different from Eldest Daughter’s (whose mermaid has now been christened ‘Sofie’). The octopus has made a return because he was cute in that first original drawing even though Eldest Daughter kicked him off the menu. Does anyone know what else I can use for mermaid bras other than clam shells? I’ve scribbled in mussels here, but if anyone else can give me some suggestions, I’m open 😀
Do you remember the mermaid sketch I did a while back? Its intention was a layout sketch for a painting for my eldest daughter. Unfortunately, eldest daughter had some reservations about the composition. The octopus got his marching orders and a number of other things weren’t what she wanted, so I’ve revised the sketch, changed its focus and taken a great deal of art direction as to subjects and colours from said eldest daughter.
One of the assignments we were given was to draw a picture six times in six different ways. It did prove to be a challenging exercise and introduced me to the concept of different linework and some of the interesting effects that can be achieved. It took nearly eighteen years for the concept to hit home, but here are my drawings.
My daughter is obsessing about mermaids at the moment. They are a fascinating topic for a four year old and as I’ve been meaning to do some artwork for her room for several years now, I thought they would make a fun subject.
Which is okay, except for the fact that I haven never really done any straight illustration in paint before. So challenge! I started with a sketch yesterday and once I’ve finished my chilli painting from last week (I’m working on it now, it is a beautiful day out there today), I’m hoping to get my claws into this new topic.