Monday, February 27, 2012

Day 27 Face

I was extremely busy this past weekend and was not able to complete faces for days 25 and 26.  But today I finally made time to sit down a draw a face for Day 27!  Yeay!

I recently stumbled upon a YouTube video by J.D.Hillberry and I was so impressed with the video and enthralled by his techniques I ended up purchasing a book he has written titled "Drawing Realistic Textures in Pencil".  In the book he has included several tutorials on various techniques he has developed over the years.

For my Day 27 Face I followed his step by step instructions on how the draw a baby's face.  Now my drawing didn't turn out nearly as well as his, but I am happy never the less and delighted to be learning what he is so willing to teach and share.

Day 27 Face "Baby Face"
If you are interested in learning his wonderful techniques, be sure to click on the link I have included above.  I am sure you will be as delighted by his charm and style as was I.

Happy Day,
Karen Anne

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Face 23 of "29 Faces"

This is a graphite pencil sketch to which I added some charcoal pencil to bring out the contrast.  I look forward to working more with charcoal. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Face 20 of "29 Faces"

Well, since we already have a Raggedy Ann it would seem appropriate that we include a Raggedy Andy!  Now, in our household .... no one wanted Raggedy Andy in his traditional garb ... my boys want Andy in a football outfit!  So, with some slight pattern adjustments ...  here is Andy in his football togs!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Face 18

Today was one of those days when I just couldn't settle on what to sketch, so I decided to try my hand at one of those drawings where you put the pen to the paper and don't lift it up again until you are finished ... a one line scribble drawing?   I don't know what it's called but here is my rendition ....

Friday, February 17, 2012

Face(s) 17 of "29 Faces"

Today is Face 17 and, since I don't have a lot of time, I am adding a painting I completed in 2011 that is full of faces!

"Forest Friendships"

Today, on a rainy day in February 1968, my husband and I were wed.
No gift can top the 44 years we have spent together!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Face 16

I guess I was in a silly mood today when I drew this sketch ... I was remembering when the kids were little and I would let them have a bubble bath and they would sink down below the bubbles and pop up!  I guess a good title for this sketch could be ....

"Bubble Wrapped"