Thursday, 17 October 2013

Not another art course?

Afraid so!!! had some bad news this week (no need to go into that one).  So, what happens when you have bad news? you go spend money you dont have! (or is that just me?)
So, after YEARS of wanting, I signed up for LIFEBOOK 2014 it doesn't actually start until January 2014, but it just HAD to be done.

While I was there, I just could not resist the special offer to sign up to 'Fabulous Faces' with Tamara Laport too.  I had been working my way through her free course, and there was 'some' improvement.  Here is my first face on the course..
I was quite happy with her, today I have done the 3/4 one...
Its the first time I have done a face this way - great tutorial, must be if I can do it.

I also finished the WIP I showed you last time, not happy with that though, I think I took on too much with it, was just over faced with three to do so it did not go so well, but at least I finished, will try again one day.
That will do for now.  I am soooooooooooooo excited about Lifebook 2014, there are 22 super talented mixed media tutors, how cool is that?   Turns out one of them is local to me too, going to say hi shortly, be nice to just make contact.
Our Facebook group 'Absolute Beginners' is still going well, hence the lack of blog posts as I tend to show work off there these days - saves me just writing to Dawn:)

Friday, 4 October 2013

Work in Progress

Still 'trying' always 'trying'.  I just might have taken on a bit too much here, but lets see how it goes.  For once I am taking my time, not that I have a lot of choice this week as not much free time and when I do get some my lighting is not good enough, I do prefer working in daylight.
This one is with lots of pencils and on bristol board, so I am trying to make a good go of it, and I may well be some time.  I will post the results when I finish.

Our new Facebook group (in last blog post) is going well, its a small group just now but of like minded souls so we are all enjoying it.  Though it is not letting me post pictures on there just now, so about to do a google seach see if I can find out why?

Alongside the serious art I have to play too, so I do other things in my journal - I had a quick play with oil pastels last night...
Were I made the amazing discovery... not to close the page onto graphite without using fixative!  hence her very unbecoming beard!  I have now fixed her but that was a valuable lesson.  I am also still playing with the crayons too.