Friday, February 8, 2013

One Week in Faces

Week one.  29 Faces.

 Day Two was influenced my Tam, from Willowing!

This purple little devil was inspired by a great tattoo artist Sandi Calisto.  I love her work, and never want to attempt to be something I'm not, but since this is a challenge I decided to give it a go.  I do Sandi no justice, but that's why she is who she is  and I am who I am. So there.  No biggie.
and here is day one again... already posted, but here is the week together!

I tried to work a little differently each day.  Clearly, I don't always have time for much.  I am eager to stretch this further and further.  I am suppose to go to NY this Sunday, and plan to just sketch, however, with the storm, I guess we'll see...

Enjoying this challenge.  Find out about it here  29 Faces

and a little Paint Party Friday too!

Happy Artful Week!  Fingers Crossed I'll be drawing faces in New York!

so just a bit of happy news.  I found out that I am going to have my work in two magazines coming out soon.  I already shared my news about the Portland book in a couple posts below, but I am getting another piece published in Somerset Gallery too!  Giddy meeeee!  yay!!!  I am seriously so stoked I obviously cannot keep it in.  And here she is... well, here I am... Bird on My Head

Saturday, February 2, 2013

29 Faces

I'm doing this!

Feb 1, Day 1

Many bloggers know of the 29 Faces Challenge which started last Feb, a leap year.  The challenge is to draw or paint, or whatever... a face a day for the month of Feb.  Well the challenge took off and I think it is now in it's fourth round.  I've never joined in, until now.  On a whim, I decided to participate and my goal is simply practice and to help find my style a bit more.  I will challenge myself to some profiles and such as well.

This is my face from yesterday, Feb 1, Day 1.

Now, I get responses often about my faces being so sad.  Don't you worry about me.  I am really drawn to sad faces, and also find myself painting my characters a bit dark, but not always!  I don't really know why. I suppose we are always looking to let out our inner sadness, and I feel there is always more of a story to be heard.  I do have a tendency to get a little darker, a little deeper, but that's just me, so there you go!

Don't think I can blog these everyday, and I'm soon off on a trip to NY, so I'll do my best.  I plan on pencil sketching my faces while in the city.

29 Faces