In the evenings I’ve taken to doing some practice sketching of faces. I try to capture different glances, head positions and types of girls. It’s a relaxing process for me and I feel that my faces are getting better.
With this one I was really feeling a Frida Kahlo moment and wanted to create her in a quiet and peaceful look. I tried to sketch a hand on her chest, but I wasn’t happy with it and erased it. But, you can still see the ghost image of it, I may go back and try the hand again.
I’ve been studying Jane Davenport’s book Beautiful Faces, and it’s a huge inspiration to me.
This girl was created with colored pencils on 140lb watercolor paper.
The upward gaze of this girl was created with a simple fine lead mechanical pencil on a Strathmore sketch pad. I like the look of whispy sketch lines, instead of hard lines.
More whispy lines with colored pencils. The eyes are much more angular on this one and I think fit the glance perfectly.
I so appreciate your visiting with me today and I hope you come back again to see my progress. I’ve got a large acrylic paint canvas in the works for this week, so stay tuned!