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My Always “Right” Half

One of the assignments in Lynn Whipple’s online class, “Making Faces” is to draw half of your own face.

Here I am – wrinkles and all after a long day working at the office:


Lucky for me, we got to order pizza for dinner!  YAY!  😉

This was a really fun assignment and I encourage you to give it a try!  This is how I did it:

  1. Take a piece of inexpensive paper (then you won’t feel like you are wasting it).
  2. Stand in front of the mirror with your piece of paper and a pencil.
  3. Decide where the top of your head is on your paper and make a mark.
  4. Mark in pencil where the following is on your paper (next to your face):  Eye, eyebrow, nose, ear, lips and chin.  Now, loosely draw these features with a light touch while holding the paper up to your face.
  5. Once you get an idea where the lines need to be, make stronger lines, erase as needed.  Keep checking with your face in a mirror.

I found this exercise extremely helpful in understanding the layout of a face better.

Happy Drawing – Cheers!  🙂

My First “REAL” Selfie

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!!

Phew!  🙂

Happy Monday!

Funny Faces

I decided to participate in Teresa Robinson’s 1st selfie art day challenge today.  Be sure to check out her AWESOME blog on wordpress at One Good Thing!

It worked out well for me because I wanted to try Lynn Whipple’s face assignment for this month in the online class, Year of the Spark!

The assignment for the class was to draw one half a face of two different people on one piece of paper, like below:

Silly face - 1 before cutting in two

I drew a man’s face on one side and a woman’s face on the other on the one above!

Next, I cut the paper in half and then matched up different halves to create a whole face!  Below is one wild and crazy guy:

silly face - 4

I created half of my face and used it in the faces below – can you find silly, old me?  I numbered them for you:

silly face - 3

Number 1 is above.

silly face - 5

Number 2 is above.

silly face - 2 with me

And above is number 3.

Recognize anyone else you know?!  LOL!

Happy Creating!  🙂