Creating a face every day on Instagram can be challenging for the 100-day project that I started April 4th. Yet, probably not in the manner you think! 😉
Let’s face it… I cannot draw a face with the SAME materials every day. I need variety!
I have created faces with collage papers but not on a collaged background. So this began my recent challenge for myself.
I started by randomly gluing pieces of papers in my sketchbook with a glue stick. I chose papers without a lot of pattern and light in color so my pencil sketch would show up.
Here is my collaged background and my completed pencil sketch of my first experiment:
I tried to select papers in colors that went well together but not spend too much time on it. In other words, I didn’t over think it!
My second one, I added color pencils to my pencil sketch:
Tomorrow, I will show you how I created my third collaged piece a little differently.
These were super fun to do! I hope you give it a try!
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Since my last post, we have had many changes in weather. It inspired me to draw some of Mother Nature’s moods:
I hope it gives you a smile today!
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Tagged art journal, drawing, drawing faces, fun, graphite, humor, inspiration, Learning to draw, sketchbook, weather
I have been reading about drawing faces from various sources and decided to try a go at a more “realistic” selfie using my new set of Rembrandt Soft Pastels:
I have only used soft pastels for drawing flowers so this was a bit of a stretch for me!
It helped me to focus on the “shadows” when drawing my face and NOT see it as a face – or MY FACE, eek! That’s really scary as I would spend waaay too much time focusing on wrinkles and double chins…
OH, I see I’m digressing! Lol! 😉 Here I am in my red glasses:
So I’m proud of myself for completing this first “REAL” selfie and to posting it here and on Instagram!!
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I love the abstraction in Picasso’s faces. It continues to inspire me for the 100 day project on Instagram.
The one below, I used color pencils for color and patterns – I was feeling tired when I created it:
And Neocolors II for this one – I used a Picasso drawing from Pinterest for inspiration:
I like Picasso’s use of bright colors and his abstraction in his faces. Pinterest is an excellent source for his artwork.
Happy Weekend! Cheers! 🙂
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Tagged abstract art, Art, color pencils, drawing, drawing faces, Expressions, faces, Learning to draw, mixed media art, Neocolor II, pattern play, Picasso, sketchbook
I decided to participate in the 100 day project on Instagram by drawing faces. I don’t find faces an easy subject to draw so I know I will need to push through the critical voices in my head to improve my skills! 😉
I hope you will follow my progress on Instagram as art_jill_kuhn as I will be posting most of my face sketches there.
I drew my first 3 faces with ink as a one-liner without removing the pen from the paper. I will be experimenting in other drawing styles to keep it interesting.
I challenge you to try a 100 day project of your choice! It is a great way to learn and have fun improving a skill such as drawing.
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Tagged #the100dayproject, art challenge, art journal, art practice, drawing, faces, fun, ink, learning, Learning to draw, one-liners, sketchbook
I’ve always admired the beauty and grace of ballet dancers.
When I saw that Ivy Newport was going to be teaching an online study of Degas called, The Lovely Dancer, I jumped at the chance!
I tried to capture some of the ballet dancer’s style in quick gesture drawings with charcoal:
It makes me want to get up and twirl!
How about you? Do you like ballet?
Happy Friday! Cheers! 🙂
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Tagged art classes, ballet dancers, charcoal, daily practice, Degas, drawing, fun, gestures, human figure, Learning to draw, quick sketches
I did this quick sketch of a cat tonight in pencil then added a sketchy black outline with a Pitt pen and finished it with watercolors…
It is one colorful cat!
Laura at Create Art Everyday introduced me to this awesome book on Drawing Animals:
It made sketching a cat enjoyable for the first time in my life! 🙂
Wishing you all a Meowy Christmas!!
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Tagged animals, Art, art journal, cats, Christmas, Colorful, creative, daily practice, drawing, fun, Learning to draw, Pitt pen, Sketching, watercolor