I have a confession to make…
I’ve always wanted to be able to draw pretty faces ever since I was a young girl… BUT my faces always looked much like this drawing (eyes closed):
Until recently, drawing a face (or two or three!) EVERY DAY has really improved my drawing skills! PRACTICE really does makes a difference!
PLUS, learning from other artists in books, YouTube videos, online classes… thank goodness there are SOOOO many great ways to learn to draw (faces) today!
I drew this face with pencil last week and I hope to paint it with watercolor:
She is my first face that I’ve drawn that I have REALLY
liked loved!! I am a little scared to paint in watercolor as I don’t want to mess her up. I think I will scan my drawing first so I have a future reference. 🙂
My second face, I also created with pencil and used an Elegant Writer pen (with water) to create the black lines:
She reminds me of a flower, opening its petals to reveal its inner beauty – much like I hope my art does with continuous practice!
I know I have SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN but I feel like I’m starting to create some pretty faces…
Do you have a subject that YOU would like to learn how to draw better?! I hope you give it a try!! (And I’d love if you shared it with me!)
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Yesterday, I decided to challenge myself with creating faces from pieces of collage paper in my sketchbook. I used scrap pieces of my gelli-printed paper, text from old books such as a dictionary, scrapbook paper, sheet music and a postage stamp! 🙂
Here is my beginning:
And my finished piece:
I was having so much fun I had to add a couple more faces! Do you have a favorite?
Perhaps I will inspire you to give it a try! Happy Monday!
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There is nothing crabby about this Crabapple tree! It blooms the most gorgeous colors every Spring!
I decided to try painting some of the blossoms in watercolor… yet was only able to get a sketch done today.
I’m going to try painting this one looser… hope you check back in next week to see how I do!
Happy Mother’s Day to ALL mothers – furry or human!
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Tagged Colorful, Crabapple tree, drawing, flowers, inspiration, love flowers, Mother's Day, nature, nature photography, sketchbook
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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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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I’m a little behind on my assignments in my year-long class with Carla Sonheim. So yesterday, I combined two lessons into one. This quote from Jane Austen on writing:
And secondary, Carla’s tip on sanding magazine paper. Roughing up this glossy paper gives it “tooth” which adds a nice texture to my collage. It also gives a nice vintage feel to this piece which I like. I added other papers, including an old postage stamp.
As many of you know, I love experimenting in art! So this page was super fun to do. 🙂
Do you have a favorite book that Jane Austen wrote? I hope you share it with me!
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I made quick random marks in my mixed media sketchbook using watercolor and water soluble Tombow markers. I only had a few minutes to create before I fixed dinner so I didn’t even let the page dry before I went onto the next one. I did 10 pages in about 15 minutes.
Next, I decided to make quick one-liner sketches of faces from a magazine with ink without thinking about my backgrounds (paint had dried). It was super fun!
Here are my 4 favorites:
Do you have a favorite? I hope you share it with me!
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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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Here is my recipe for creating art from my imagination:
What is YOUR recipe for making art? I hope you share it with me!
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