365 Face a day personal challenge

I decided to give myself a challenge and chose faces because I had no idea how to draw a face.  (not sure that I do yet). The journey so far has been a surprise. I have found I do not like doing portraits of real people. I still use my normal method of mark marking. In the beginning I started with the ‘oval’ the dissections for the eyes, nose, mouth etc. The basic rules were a must of course but I soon went off on my own ways.

It is interesting to see the differences of each day. Creating depends on time, mood, circumstances and tools. The paper in this book is very thin so I can only use biro, pencil, conte, charcoal and coloured pencils. There are many accidents through the pages, seeping and pressure marks and just plain bad drawing but they are all part of  the whole journey.  I also practice different methods that I have never used; cross hatching is the latest and I can honestly say I have made many messes but the old saying practice makes ? well … we shall see 🙂

The most exciting thing that has happened, is each of the faces tells their own story. I like to write short stories so I will have 365 prompts.

It is fun, it is frustrating. This book is not about perfection by any means; it is about practice and fun and more than anything , surprises.

I recommend to anyone to start your own challenge whatever it may be. It is amazing what is living inside you waiting to get out.

 

I hope you enjoy my every growing family …

 

 

Trina Timer and Matchstick Myrtle

Trina Timer and Matchstick Myrtle

Happy day for Libby lick lick

Happy day for Libby lick lick

Uh oh! Scribble therapy - not art. Life is just not happening.

Uh oh! Scribble therapy – not art. Life is just not happening and Sad Larry Letterbox

George and Rhonda

       George and Rhonda

Yipee, new gel pens that do not penetrate this paper. Paper Mate INK JOY 100 M 1.00mm B - of course I named her joy. Madeena, the evil queen of the mushroom forest.

Yipee, new gel pens that do not penetrate this paper. Paper Mate INK JOY 100 M 1.00mm B – of course I named her joy.
Madeena, the evil queen of the mushroom forest.

Larry wanted to be a life saver. Did the events of last Saturday change his mind and his whole life? Snowflake represents winter in Melbourne.

Larry wanted to be a life saver. Did the events of last Saturday change his mind and his whole life?
Snowflake represents winter in Melbourne.

Manny lived under the bridge for ten years. No-one knew what he 'really' did! Magic mischievous Millie moves mountains ...

Manny lived under the bridge for ten years. No-one knew what he ‘really’ did!
Magic mischievous Millie moves mountains …

Brendan the Brickie. New  app 'pics art'. Brendan is a one minute try out.  Julie Gell - she gets her own page as Brendan is a big large.

Brendan the Brickie. New app ‘pics art’. Brendan is a one minute try out.
Julie Gell – she gets her own page as Brendan is a big large.

Here Julie and she has her own text.

Here Julie and she has her own text.

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