We always take a family vacation to the mountains this week between christmas and new years, so I packed a journal and a toolbox of a few supplies with me. i wanted to use this down time to sketch, practice faces and build my drawing skills. i love Pinterest because i am able to stockpile ideas that i love and want to try and know exactly where to go for them when i am ready to reference them. with almost a thousand images pinned to my "faces + people" board i started picking and choosing my faves and going for it in a brand new journal.
practicing from a sample image is the best way i know to hone your skills, it not only builds skills but confidence. the idea being that eventually after enough practice you will start to develop your own style.
i am nowhere close to feeling confident in my faces, but i will tell you spending this time to just play and bounce between styles has felt really good...organic and fun!
as of today (day 4 of our retreat to the mountains) i have completed 6 sketches/pages. i have tried to document my process with a few stages photos to give myself a better insight into my own process and i thought it would be a fun way to see the progress.
These are the first 2 sketches I worked on. (above and below)
and that leads me to today's, she is my favorite (i have always wanted to draw a face with glasses,not bad for my first one.)
ALL ORIGINAL IMAGES (and loads more faces) can be found in my "faces + people" board vis Pinterest
- Verithin colored pencil
- black Col erase colored pencil
- black Prismscolor pencil
- prismacolor colorless blender
- prismacolor sharpener
- Prismacolor accessory set Blending stump
- toolbox chest
- Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Hard-Bound Art Book 8.5"x11"
- Generals Scribe-All Pencil - black
- Aqua markers
- Mix & Match Deluxe Waterbrush