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102 Faces

“I never forget a face,
but in your case
I'll be glad
to make an exception."
Groucho Marx

5x8" watercolor moleskine, pitt pen, black gellyroll

The best way to learn how to do something is to do it! I often do pages like this - divide up a journal page into tiny boxes and then draw face after face. You can draw them upside down too, it's actually the exact same process. Keep drawing faces until you remember the way it feels to draw them. You can even draw with your eyes closed!

I made a list of 10 Things to Draw to Improve Your Line Work.

{republished from 2012}

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Reader Comments (11)

Great project! You've done a fantastic job of making them all unique. xx

{Tammy}: Lorinda, In drawing the faces, they simply turn out unique, no attempt to differentiate. In fact if I could draw one good face over and over I would probably stick with it, ha ha!

Oh very cool - and I love the quote!

{Tammy}: Wendy, Thank you and good wishes in your new blogging endeavor!

03.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

I second the above opinions. This makes for an interesting collection. Did you start them in order or just randomly pick out a square?

{Tammy}: Dawn, Thank you! I just drew all the lines, numbered them, and randomly started drawing. Some are drawn upside down (turns out, doesn't matter). I just realized there are a few empty boxes so perhaps I'll leave those be needed white space...

03.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

I love your face illustrations!! Just makes me smile! And the first on!!

{Tammy}: Eden, I think it comes from being so bad and reading instructions and taking formal workshops, I just jump in and try to figure stuff out. Thank you for stopping in!

03.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterEden

LOVE! And you're right: the best way to learn how is to do it...I've gotta do this!!!

{Tammy}: Dawn, Thank you! I would be love to see the funky faces that escape your markers!

Love your faces! So creative.

03.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Scott

Hihi, fun grid!

03.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenteriHanna

Wow, love the look of all those faces!

03.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndria

Beyond cool to see all your faces!!!!!!!! You are so right - best way to learn is to do!!

03.9.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn Dube

I've always thought that it's hard to draw faces and that I can't do it. But this post inspires me to just draw them until I learn it. Thank you :D

12.10.2014 | Unregistered CommenterIida-Emilia

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