Friday, 15 May 2015
Art it Friday ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was good and you have fab weekend plans, it’s going to be a quiet one for us this weekend which is exactly what we both need, lol! Okay it’s Friday which means it’s Art It Friday link up at Kim Dellow lovely blog.
Anyways here is what I’d love to link up today …
I’m using an A4 sketch pad and this took up the whole page:
there are quite a few of these in my pad
I’m experimenting a lot with the hair on my ladies right now
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this fact before, but if I’m repeating it huge apologies, when I first started drawing these faces in January I used the whole sheet of A4 paper and because I’m like a dog with a bone when learning something new, whenever I had a few spare minutes I would draw. Drawing A4 size became very comfortable.
So this week I have been pushing myself to draw smaller lovely faces – and it feels like I’m back at the beginning of the learning process again, lol. I’m also trying to draw faces in side profile or not quite straight on and they are very peculiar to say the least lol! Anyways here are my attempts of trying to draw smaller ladies …
This sketch is about 20cm square:
It is a step by step, slow slowly process for me to do these
Then I managed to get down to two on a page:
two at A5 size and they look a bit mean too lol!
My final sketching practice to share today:
four to an A4 page which took a lot of work and created several odd lookers lol!
I want to join the link here
As per usual it has become a bit of an obsession for me; I try to sketch four faces minimum per day. I have an awful fear that one day I’m going to wake up and realise it is a dream and that I can’t draw them and that is what keeps me practicing. If I’m up to it I draw four a day but I’ve found out recently that it triggers headaches and migraine that I suffer because of fibro and CFS issues. It’s a balancing act for me: I’m on tight rope trying to keep my balance and keep going so that I don’t stop or give up versus pushing myself too far.
I do love the hair on the bottom right sketch and I will do more of that in the future. I’ve also learnt a couple of new tricks this week which will help me to create the smaller faces and I learnt them through practice and stubbornness!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this coming weekend ttfn Karen x
The Works A4 sketch journal
Various pencils and an eraser