Carol Sloan here (again).
I typically don't like to show anyone my face sketches while I am working on them.
Well, I usually am so quick to point out the mistakes, the things that I need to tweak
and everything else that I feel I have done wrong that it's just easier to wait until I finish them.
But, since we're all sharing good and not so good work here,
I thought I'd show you what I'm up to this week.
I told you in a previous post that I draw faces in pencil.
I add layer after layer of shading with different sizes of pencils.
I will tell you right now that the eyes in this drawing are not "right".
They need a lot of work.
As do a few other things...
But - it's a work in progress.
When I draw faces, they take time...
a lot of time.
And I have to practice.
A lot of practice.
This is one of my most highly prized treasures - my husband.
I scanned in a photo of him,
printed it out in back & white after tweaking the contrast a little bit
to make the shadows easier to see.
I'll try to remember to post my progress on this drawing as I go.
A very good reference for drawing is this website
There are free videos which are awesome and so very helpful!
This fellow (Darrel Tank) can really draw such realistic drawings!
Check it out.
I'll take this opportunity to mention that I am teaching
a drawing class "Whimsical Mark Making"
this summer in Colorado Springs
at a great little art retreat called
If you're looking for mixed media type art classes
or looking for a tribe to hang out with
or would just like to take some fun, no pressure drawing classes,
check me out there.
I'm also teaching a two day mixed media book making class there.
Check my blog for other class listings.
I would love to have you join me!