Thursday, 14 April 2011

Hopeless at faces!

I am not good at drawing/painting faces, so when I saw this techinique I had to give it a go. Cut out a page with a large face on it from a book or magazine and cover it lightly with gesso. Once it is dry it should still be possible to see the main features and shadowing through it. These are then used as a guideline to draw and paint the face.

Well, I have now made two attempts at this. Once completed, I cut them both out and made a background for each of them. The first will probably make you laugh (she does look a bit like a monkey!), and I nearly didn't show it but parts of it I actually really like, such as her left cheek!

I think the second is much better.

What do you think?


Heavens2Betsy said...

Faces are so difficult! But I love what you are doing it here and the technique is a great idea Jackie. Penny

Martina2801 said...

My God, you can draw well! I am captivated, dear Jackie! Great!

missy k said...

Love what you have done.... what a good way to approach something you struggle with. I think the results are great. Love the first one.... she looks quirky and fun!!!!


Taluula said...

Wow, Jackie, that is a great technique and the results are stunning.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great pieces, my favorite is the second one, too.

Uniquely Myself said...

Jackie,you have done well - especially on the 2nd one. You have such talent! Sandra

Dolly Daydreams said...

I like both of them I myself like the first one its a little larger than life.


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