It’s All About Faces: Daily Art Practice
Last week we had a lot going on so I don’t have a lot to share. I did a little bit of baking for Father’s Day but forgot to take pictures. We had appointments and things to do so of course that means less time devoted to art and baking. But we are enjoying a slower daily pace and soaking up the time we get to be together, read and play.
Daily Art Practice
The first set of ladies was based off of photographs on Pinterest. I was not happy with the outcome as I am struggling to layer skin tones without it looking overworked. As you can see, the paper is ruined in places from me trying to scrub paint with my brush. I have been watching a lot of videos and I have been inspired to try a new technique. And I just need a lot more practice and experimentation.
I had some paints mixed on my palette and I decided to use them to do a color study to help with layering.
This past week I mostly worked on gesture drawing and perspective. Here are a few sketches of my daughter. She loved posing for me.
One afternoon, I took an Urban Sketching class that taught me a lot. I learned quite a bit in a short period of time and I am eager to go out and give it a try, especially while on vacation. This one I copied from the class instructor.
This one is a 15-20 minute sketch from my deck.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. The tea I am sharing, Organic Positively Tea Company, Green Tangerine, Green Tea, Loose Leaf, 16 Ounce, is one that I am thinking about trying soon. I have tried several different teas from this company and I really enjoyed each one. Green tea with a bit of tangerine sounds delicious!
Happy Tea Day,