I love drawing faces, though I am a bit insecure when it comes to painting them. I really want to get past that and I realise the only way to that is to practice, practice practice. So that’s what I’ve been doing. That and watching youtube video’s of people drawing and painting faces.
It’s really fun to see how everyone aproaches painting and drawing faces in a different manner. There is not one set way to draw a face. Some start with ovals, some with ovals and circels for the cranium and others start by just drawing the eyes and building the face around them. There are those that take a real mathematical approach and those that just fly by the seats of their pant (that is a correct expression I hope). Any which way, they all get to where they want to be.
I love that. I think I’m going to try all the different methods (or non methods) out there.
So today, when working in my art journal I used the method, start with the eyes and build the face from that. Which actualy came about because I collaged an eye, I found in a magazine, onto the page.
The first eye below is painted and the second one is the original collaged eye. Well, just to state the obvious…
I think they match reasonable well.
The original spine and the new one.
Taped together with duct tape….in green, does it show that I like green?