February 25, 2021 at 8:30 am #1221231
This new challenge is a documentation of my journey to becoming a working professional. I’m currently focused mostly on portraits, but the subject matter will likely shift and evolve. I’m getting some outside coaching, so my practice will be informed by that feedback as well. I’m a relative beginner, so the journey will go past 100 days. Nevertheless, I love the 100 day challenge for the accountability.
Today’s post is an assignment from the Beginning Head Drawing class.February 26, 2021 at 8:20 am #1222712February 27, 2021 at 8:51 pm #1226215February 27, 2021 at 11:26 pm #1226818Elya ZagelParticipant
The first portrait reminded me the “Blue and rose period” of Picasso.
Very gentle )
February 28, 2021 at 3:39 pm #1230352
- This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Elya Zagel.
Hi, Elya, thank you!February 28, 2021 at 3:44 pm #1230369March 1, 2021 at 7:08 am #1231163March 1, 2021 at 7:37 am #1231220Carlos PerezParticipant
You just nailed it with the grl with the yellow hair. I loved it though you could take it to the next level variating your line quality.March 1, 2021 at 4:35 pm #1233067Marcolino EstuardoParticipantNo badges. No points.
Cool. Awesome that you’re continuing. I like the sensitivity on the pink skin blonde painting. Keep going.March 2, 2021 at 8:03 am #1237196
Hi, Carlos and Marcolino, thank you, thanks for commenting!March 2, 2021 at 8:07 am #1237224March 2, 2021 at 10:24 am #1238035JanParticipant
Hi Raven! I was excited to see that you have started another challenge! Your last one was very impressive, and I look forward to following your progress in this one. Your anatomy studies are definitely adding strength and structure to your portraits. And I love, love, love the colors in your watercolors! Have you ever seen Alayne Sahar’s work? Her pieces are very beautiful and spiritual. Your latest pieces remind me of hers!March 3, 2021 at 8:17 am #1241012
My old New Masters friend. I appreciate the welcome back. Thank you, I’m in an experimentation mode right now, so I appreciate the feedback. I’ve always been drawn to muted colors and black and white, but it was really fun playing with color. I will definitely check out Alayne Sahar because I want to start moving more in the direction of vibrancy and color. Thanks for the tip.March 3, 2021 at 8:22 am #1241013
I finished the likeness exercise and the went on to the facial features exercise. Yuck. I found the features exercise really unsatisfying. I’m realizing that I have a weakness in terms of drawing features out of context. Even trying to draw a bit of a face around them didn’t really work. I think that’s why I can’t draw out of my imagination yet. So, as yucky as it is, I need to keep working on this weakness until it’s no longer a stumbling block.March 4, 2021 at 7:35 pm #1243094
Today I did not have a lot of time, but I continued on with the individual features exercise. It was much easier today because I treated it simply like an exercise, numbering the paper and doing each feature individually. I only did eyes today, but eventually I’ll complete the nose and mouth as well. 30 each.
I’m starting a one-year art intensive at the end of the month, in addition to my normal full time day job, so I’ll have to see if I can continue this particular challenge. But in the meantime, I’m making the most of the time I DO have!
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