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Monday
Jan072013

Drawing faces from magazines 

A4 watercolor moleskine journal, slicci pen, watercolor

A page I started just before Thanksgiving in the A4 watercolor Moleskine journal. Worked on it off and on for awhile. A twist on the page of faces I've drawn a few times because I am drawing from reference photos. After drawing a freehand grid of shapes I started hunting in the Italian magazines I brought back from our trip, looking for interesting faces to draw. I cut out each new face and sketched in a box. Then I watercolored a bit. Next I cut even more faces and taped them to drawing paper. So I have 6 pages of faces, and I'd like to collect even more faces... older faces, guy faces, various nationalities, angles, facial expressions... and more faces with glasses. I find that my faces are much better with a reference! I love, love, love seeing all of my practice start to gel, start to come together.

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Reader Comments (11)

These are great! I love how you continue to find all these ways to stay creative and grow as an artist. Very inspiring!

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Nice, Tammy.

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBoo

What a nice idea! I have thought of drawing a face a day, or a week. This gave me inspiration! Thank you!

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnna W

This is a very cool idea that works on so many levels!

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLadySeishou

I love the look of this, Tammy! I think I might enjoy drawing faces if each one was only one small piece of a larger page. And I like your little touches of color. What great drawing practice!

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndria

This is great! On a completly RANDOM note... i was exploring on the cool blogs list... and fell in love with Awkward & beautiful. BUT all of a sudden i clicked it and it shows this blank wierd page... like its a new unused blog. is this happening to you? D=

{Response from Tammy}: Someone, Natty didn't renew her domain name so here's a link that still works: http://awkwardnbeautiful.blogspot.com.

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSomeone

this is a great way to practice a whole lot of different types of faces at once. your sketches are great! xx

these rock the casbah dear tammy! ;)

01.8.2013 | Unregistered Commenterteddi

Oh thank you SO much! I love this blog! :D

01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSomeone

love it!

01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLori

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