I have a tendancy to get a little distracted... you know, those squirrel moments that just come upon you. Drawing is definitely my latest distraction! Admittedly I am trying to keep up with doing 3 seperate online classes all at once and I am not keeping up very well! There are lots of "homework" projects that need to be done. I am around 3 weeks behind with my Express Yourself classes now and have only done one assignment with my I Heart Drawing classes (both of these workshops are by Jane Davenport). Have not started my Bloom Girls 2 work and of course signed up for Bloom Girl Elements by Jamie Dougherty which I am unsure of when I will fit that in as well. Sucker for punishment I tell you! But I am having FUN!!
Here are some of my homework pieces. I am really enjoying learning so much more about drawing and surprising myself at times when I complete a task and find I can do it. There have been moments along the way that I questioned if I had made a big hot mess at times but I kept going with each of them. One has proportions that are off and it really bugs me, but hey, that also helps me to learn and lets face it I only began drawing back in November. I try and remind myself of that quite often as I expect a lot from myself and then need to be reminded I have only been drawing a few months. I really have come a long way in a short time. Well I think so!
First up.... We were set a task of playing with copics to draw a face. Now I have lots of copics and very little practice with them but I really enjoyed this task. Blending with copics is rather fun and you can get a finished project quite quickly.
Next.... an expression gallery from one of the first Express Yourself Homework tasks. This I found to be rather daunting and quite hard. It took me quite some time to do these. I had to do them over a few weeks as I found it hard to get my head around drawing the different expressions but I kept going. One of my girls looks like she got punched in the face. Oops!
Next.... Drawing a face that is "miffed". This was kind of fun and I didn't want her too angry, I wanted her to be beautiful still, so she is really just a little bit flustered! Had a wonderful time on the background while I was at it. I am learning to love my Prisma pencils too, they are really so beautiful to play with.
Then it was onto drawing an open sultry mouth. Well this is where I went a little haywire and my girl has turned evil! LOL! I still need to lay down my guide lines to get my proportions right and I tried doing this one without doing that first. As the class was on expression, I started with her mouth and tried to draw the rest of her around that, but I got the proportions off, being a 3/4 face and all. Just makes me realise I need a lot more practice at a 3/4 face. On the upside I love the funky background I created around her with Inktense Pencils and Luminarte Radiant Rains and lots of other Mixed Media products from my ample stash. She could be a wicked witch from a Disney Movie. LOL!
Then it was onto wide eyes and kissy blowing lips. This homework had the extra challenge of working on a black gesso background. Wow, that really changes the way you work. I drew the outlines in Caran D'ache crayons and blended it out with acrylic paint. I can assure you there were more times than one when I thought I had made a horrible mess, but I am learning to just keep going and most issues can be solved with a bit more paint and shading. Also attempting to use my own handwriting a bit more on my journal pages..... hmmmm need to improve that to make me like it.
Then finally my last homework piece done this weekend was an excercise on drawing a realistic eye. Jane really broke it down so well, explaining how the anatomy of the eye works on the areas of light and shade within the eye. I was super happy with how my eyes turned out on this homework. This face takes up the entire page of my art journal, so it is really big.
So lots and lots of practice happening for me. I really need to do some more scrapbooking for my lessons, but alas I keep getting distracted by my drawing! Will have to get back to the scrapbooking requirements very soon though. Thanks for dropping by.