Sunday, 25 October 2015

PaperArtsy Topic 19 – Faces

When I saw the title for this challenge I said to myself ‘OMG’ exactly what Leandra said not to do! Lol.
I have never been able to draw faces. I've even been to an art class, at night school! It was for only 6 weeks and I didn't learn much at all. We were asked to draw a face and I'm afraid mine looked like a pig, lol. So I haven't tried since, until this challenge. I am totally out of my comfort zone.
I read the challenge a couple of times and studied the pictures again and again. I wanted a basic description of how to draw a face. The video I picked to watch in the post was-
Learn To Draw Artistic Faces with Dina Wakley (YouTube) Link
Dina’s explanation was clear and straightforward. So I gave it a go and this is a photo of the 1st face I have ever been able to draw! I felt quite ‘chuffed’ with myself.

Now for ‘the real thing.
I wanted this to be stress free as possible! I didn't want to get hung up on perfection. So for the background I squirted paint on a glass mat, sprayed with water and plonked the card on top, moved it around until I got the desired effect. Left it to dry.

Used stencils.
Drew the face and lots of hair as that could detract from the face incase it went wrong!
Actually I’m quite pleased with it.

Painted the hair first then with a Sharpie pen drew over my pencil lines.
Finished off with stamping around the edges using the paint and the brilliant JOFY stamps.
Completed, my second ever drawn face!!

Materials used;
Paperartsy's - Fresco Paints – Tango, Beach Hut, Orchid. Stamps JOYF 38.
Decoart Paint – Glamour Dust.
Sharpie pen.
Tonic Studios Simply Screens dies (used as stencils in this challenge).

Challenge entered;