17/08/2009

All alone..

so it was time to play. Stuart back in England till Wednesday, China out with her mates so I thought I should do something; my moleskine was calling so I decided to practise more faces.

To loosen me up I thought I would just play and so I created this lady.... I love her wry mouth and will develop this into a page, Lord knows I have enough wry moments so I will journal this piece.


I then moved on to this next piece. I have so much difficulty getting the hair right so I thought blow this! and added a hat. Okay it is not perfect, but that is why I am practising right? Funny thing with faces, I know that we are not entirely symmetrical but it is so hard to do the 2nd half of the face, well the 2nd eye - never look even to me but I am learning to live with it, I try to get them as close as possible to balanced. China was like "she's a bit cartoony don't you think" mmm she may be right, but the idea wasn't to produce a photo picture just something that looked like a girl and not to harsh. I do like to show China my work as she is honest enough to tell me what she thinks and that is fine - constructive criticism works for me....




and then... after dropping China off I came home sat down and created my "Dream" lady. I envisioned her lying on her bed thinking of her lover and so this is what I drew. I wasn't planning on making a fuller picture, just a practise but I decided to do a backward piece and painted the bg after, added some butterfly and bird stamps, with some scrolls. I decided to leave the girl in the pencil rather than painting her. I will use this though to create a canvas at some point.



So there you have it, my day so far, sitting on the patio having fun...hope you have fun wherever you may be spending your day xxxxx

Oh and as a postscript - I just kept going and created these 2 after posting today so thought i would share them with you... starting to feel more comfortable with my faces now...
The reason why they are mainly done in pencil with colored backgrounds is because I left my C'arandache crayons at home... and also I like them like this....



2 comments:

Itch2stitch.com said...

Your drawings are great Dawn, my favourite one of all though is the last one with the stamping, its fantastic!!!
Suzie X :)

Michele said...

You do fabulous people! I wish I could draw like this. :) Very nice journal pages. I especially like the rebel one. she is really pretty.