Drawing is feeling. Color is an act of reason. (Pierre Bonnard)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I've been doing some graphite and some charcoal drawing. I love doing faces. Especially children and well seasoned faces. I have tried my hand at several methods I found on the internet and in books and am enjoying it a lot. I just finished this drawing of my great-niece , Lucy.I took the reference from the family Christmas card of all three girls. I toned the whole background with graphite then drew her face and picked out highlights with an eraser.This is the first time I have tried this method an kinda like the way it turned out.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Watercolor faces



It's been a loooong time since I posted

Hi friends, I have been doing more watercolors. I have been painting some faces and have joined an art journal sketching group on Facebook which I am enjoying very much. I started by making a 4 x 6 sketchbook and have been sitting on my patio sketching things around me. I also made a larger sketchbook and have purchased one. I have never tried sketching with a pen before so am learning about pens, their nib sizes, inks and paper. I will post some pics. If anyone does journal sketching please leave me a message and we can swap info.