Monday, 15 February 2016

365 faces of 2016. 36 - 41

Seem to have had a real struggle for time this week, found it hard to keep up with the daily practice.  But I have still managed it.  Been working with colour pencil again which I love, my valentine/anniversary gift was a box of 72 artist colour pencils, I love them.
Quite a few graphite faces creeping in due to my lack of time, but it means I can still manage to get one done.
This one was from watching the speed video from Gulfsprite, I loved her piece so much I had to try it on my own before watching the 'actual' instructions.
And then I loved the lesson so much I did it three times, and I am still doing variations of it now.
The pieces are very textured, the camera does not pick this up so well though.
Hoping this week will give me a bit more practice time.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Face a Day Challenge - Day 30 - 35

mmmh, Day 30 - I think it is Acrylic paint and pencil on mixed media background.
Day 31 - This one is all coloured pencil, I am really loving this medium, still need a lot of practice but do enjoy.
Day 32 - Another in coloured pencil.
Day 33 - This one is soft pastel, she does look a bit scary first time I have tried black pastel paper, think I need to use lighter colours for this, when I used the fixative it went very dark, lesson learnt.
Day 34 - Colour pencil again, tried a different pose to give more interest.  Used kraft paper to practice on.
Day 35 - Lastly done in my art journal, mixed media background, including collage and face shaded with colour pencil.

Still on track to do my 365 faces this year, days when time is my enemy its just a pencil sketch.  Also do a lot of study on art video's to watch how things are done.  Of course also loving my art course with Gulfsprite 'New Obsession' found on Patreon.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

365 faces personal challenge. Day 24 - 29

Hopefully my next entry I will have caught up.  Still managed one a day, just about.. not always easy but still determined.  Above was the latest Art Geeks Lesson, done with mostly markers and a small amount of pencil.
Above was inspired by Gulfsprite livestream, available for you to watch on YouTube.  Mixed Media.
One of those 'short on time' days.  So a quick pencil sketch with background of pastel and water.
My first with my new pastels and pastel paper.  Very happy with both purchases.
Another with the new pastels, I do like this medium.
Lastly was the last lesson of January with Gulfsprite at Obsessions on Patreon.  Mostly soft pastel with water added.  This takes me almost up to the end of January.  I do think I am improving with the disciplined daily practice.