Mission Statement

This is a blog in which I intend to reach my goal to draw/paint a thousand faces! Welcome, and come along for the journey!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Faces 142-150, Studies

This latest batch of faces consists of colored pencil studies, and figure related studies. I gave my soft pastels a temporary holiday after finding some higher quality colored pencils in my stash to play with. Although pleased with the colored pencils, I am sure by my next post I will pick up with the soft pastels again.
Face #144
Face #147
Face #150
Well, that's what I have for now. Hopefully I get another post in before Christmas. If not, a happy holiday to all!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

This past week was so filled with chaos, I almost gave up on my goal of drawing three faces a day. But then, I got myself caught up with the faces and it's given me the initiative to press on forward...even though I didn't have time to post them until now!
Face #126
Face #127
Colored pencil, up next...
Face #128
Face #129, Face #130, and Face #131
Then, some pencil drawings...
Face #132
Face #133, Face #134, Face #135, Face #136, and Face #137
Face #138
Face #139
Face #140
Lastly, an ink drawing...
Face #141
Hopefully I can stay on top of my goal during the holidays, and during the busy days I have been having. It is sooo cold here tonight and our wind chill is going to be in the teens in the morning. Doesn't feel like Florida, at all! Hope wherever you are, reader, you are cozy!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Faces

Face #113
Face #114
Face #116
One in ink...
Face #117
Face #118
Face #119
Face #120 and Face #121
Face #122 and Face #123
Face # 124
The last face I did above, I gave her the hat and scarf because we are having our first cold spell of the year here in Florida! Hope all of you are warm enough, wherever you are!

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Latest Faces

Face #102
This next one is a work in progress, and has been done with ink and colored pencil.
Face #103
And two more in ink...
Face #104
Face #105
The next four are done in graphite. I am trying to rise above the humble #2 pencil.
Face #106
Face #107
Face #108
I think at one time or another, most people have one of these toxic "friends" or relatives (below). You know the type: For instance, you announce you are on a diet, and they sabotage your efforts by giving you cookies and cakes! Best to maintain your resolve, and try to see through the disguise of the false well meant intentions.  
Face #109
This next face is charcoal and ink.
Face #110
And I almost didn't even post this last one because it is done with ball point pen on the back of a receipt, using my purse as a make-shift desk in the car while waiting for my son to be through at the doctor's office!
Face #111
Have a great weekend, and thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What About Bob?

This was Bob (face #93). 
He was walking through the office with his brown-bagged lunch, when he was suddenly aware that he was in a land of giants...One of the devices used to show depth in a painting/illustration, is vertical placement. So through the magic of Photoshop, I moved Bob up to where he belonged so he would no longer be in a land of giants. The illusion of distance/depth has been achieved. I played some more,and changed the scale of Bob, but didn't post the pics here.In the end, Bob was erased. In the end, Bob was replaced...by a departure gate at an airport! 
A couple of ink drawings are up next...
Face #94
Face #95
 Next, some pastel paintings...
Face #96
Face #99
And last, but not least, a pencil drawing in progress...It is 18" by 24" , so I couldn't scan it. Sorry for the low quality of the pic...But you can still double click to zoom in for a better look!
Face #100
I can't believe I am a tenth of the way to my goal!!!!