|My first (partial) face in my Documented Faith journal - December 2015|
|painstakingly coloured with watercolour pencils|
|An attempt at a whimsical self-portrait in my journal - December 2015|
Now that's a BIG head!
|I can hardly believe that growing up I preferred wax crayons to pencil crayons - I love pencil crayons, now!|
|a fun little sketch I did after I decided that I was going for fun and not realism - December 2015|
January 2016 - Faces
1/2016 my first rough sketch before the colour.
My first attempt to paint a face. I wrote on Facebook and Instagram "Someday I'll look at her and either laugh at how far I've (hopefully) come or look at her with pride because I took a chance and began." 1/2016
2/2016 Usually I leave the watercolour pencils dry, but I experimented with water and had fun with it. She looks kind of sad, I'm working on that.
3/2016 One of my favourites so far! I usually prefer my raw sketches and other than a little bit of white chalk marker for highlights, I left her with the background showing through.
4/2016 My first face in my Bible journaling. Hebrews 2:1 I did a quick colour, but mostly kept it in it's raw sketch form.
5/2016 My least favourite so far. Her proportions are odd and I think I was rushing too much. I never attempt to show a specific age, but they end up younger or older as I go and I don't fight it.
6/2016 I was determined to try another face in my Bible and spent a good long time on this one. I couldn't figure out how to do her hair under her crown, so I went with more of a medieval queen's attire instead. Cheated a bit, but I still think she's beautiful.
7/2016 I practiced some basics in my art journal - just pencil and pen (no pictures to share - sorry)
8/2016 My first canvas attempt. I am much better with pencils and markers than I am a paintbrush. Though she is flawed in many ways, I am overall happy with her and am not discouraged from trying again. Practicing for progress not perfection.
9/2016 In my art journal. In an attempt to find a faster medium than pencils, but not as much mess/effort as paint, I tried oil pastel in her hair. In the end, it's still pretty messy and took a decent effort. I'm not unhappy with it, but probably won't be too quick to go that route again.
10/2016 a did a pencil sketch of a face in a letter to my sister. Again, no picture to share.
10 faces in the month of January. I'm pretty happy with that. Oh, and on a side note, I am trying to get them to look happier and would definitely benefit from some proper training. I have gleaned a lot from Youtube videos by Dina Wakley and Jane Davenport. I have several art books in my amazon wish list, but for now, PRACTICING!