Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Faces 1-7

Ok, for regular followers, you are probably amazed that I am attempting (or have started too attempt- will I keep it up???) the 29-faces challenge for September.  I don't *do* drawing and when it comes to art I am a total novice.  There was something about the challenge, that after reading Clare's blog that tempted me.  I think it is the theme 'but never dared'.  Well that kind of applies to everything to do with drawing and faces for me!
I thought I would start off gently and not expect great things- just go with the flow and accept that there will be some that end up as disasters.  Hence I have opted for twinchies- 2 inch square.  A perfect size for a quick draw to distress after a day at work/ to test new ideas and yet not take too much time (craft time in the evening is scarce).
Last week I started off with sketching and colouring with PMs.
This was my first face. She ended up looking angry I think.  Funny as I hadn't had the best day when I drew her- probably more luck that design that she reflected my emotions though!
 Faces two (above) and three (below).
 Thought I would turn to zentangle for a couple of faces.  I got into zentangle last year and really enjoyed it.  Been a while though and doing it on a twinchie requires quite a lot of concentration (and good light/eyesight!).

 OK, so faces 1-5 I'm not too unhappy with.  They aren't perfect, but I was pleasantly surprised by how they turned out.  At the weekend I decided it was time to 'push' a little harder and go for water colour pencils- something I struggle to use even for stamped images.  These last two images almost got thrown in the bin and never shown- they would have done if I hadn't kept reminding myself on my original commitment to show everything, however good or bad.
 Coloured with water colour pencils and outlined in black biro.  The photos perhaps make them look better than in real life...  At least I can say I have tried.
Are you tempted to join in?


Kathyk said...

FAB array of faces from you Louise, I admit it ... I WAS surprised but delighted to see this post and you are off to a great start


Debs M said...

woohoo!! well done on being brave enough to have a go and the zentangle idea is a great idea! Love them all x

Clare Lloyd said...

Louise well done for having a good at the challenge and doing something you never dared! Great little twinchies. X

Lauren Hatwell said...

These are really great. I LOVE the zentangle ones especially. They are SO COOL!


Deborah Wainwright said...

Very well done for challenging yourself and your girls are fab x