I recently took a drawing class by the absolutely wonderful Jane Davenport called “draw happy” and I am loving it! It’s a “mini” class compared to her others, but it has videos and tutorials, and it has been a blast to take part of! I really REALLY want to take her next 2 classes (“Supplies me” and “I ♥ drawing”) as well, but I will need to save up some $$$ first. 🙂 I have seen so many great artists (Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and Samantha Kira Harding aka Journal girl, are just a couple of artists who draw amazing faces in their work) drawing fun and expressive faces and I wanted to give it a try, but I never liked what I made. This class was a fun way to get some starting points and direction, which has made drawing faces fun and doable for me! I have been on a bit of a face drawing binge since I started the class, and it is addicting but wonderful 🙂 (If you are a follower on my art journal inspiration pinterest board you may have noticed the “how to draw hair” pins popping up on it recently, as well as other awesome art journal pin-spiration) Many evenings have found me sitting on the couch with my hubby, drawing faces while he watches tv or plays a video game. I’ve been having a fun time with different hair styles on my faces as well, and who knows, I might even branch out and give them bodies eventually 😀 But for now, here are some of the faces I have been working on: starting with the first ones I did, to the most recent ones at the bottom.
A couple of things I have discovered; (1.) drawing with colored pencils over colored pencils is a pain in the butt because you can’t erase them and you can’t cover them up with other colors very well. Jane painted circles and let them dry then drew her faces over the paint, which is much better way to do it, but I’m lazy and didn’t want to wait. So I can’t blame anyone but myself for the funky faces In the top half of the pics. (2.) I seriously need to get a new/better pencil sharpener. (3.) I now want to put faces on every art journal page I have been working on! I have also been seeing people on tv shows and thinking about how to draw their hair and noticing the shape of their lips or eyes and then trying to recreate it on one of my faces. It’s getting a bit out of hand 😛 But like I said, it’s addicting but awesome!!
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