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!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Faces #556 and #557, Scumble-Play

I know I mentioned in my last post that because I was dreading something I've had going on this week, it was leading to some strange creative influences over me. But just the same, after all these hundreds of faces, I've had to try to be innovative to keep things interesting as well. The first pic below is...maybe too interesting (laughing)! But it's only the under-painting.And in this next pic, I've started to soften the effect by scumbling . I've also tightened up the drawing with highlights, and some blending over areas I didn't like initially. And below, the finished study. I will probably do a few more like this, maybe adding in some other elements to add more interest. Pastels are great for scumbling and heavy textural effects. But as you have seen from some of my other work, you can also get sharp details if preferred. I was lucky to have added these two faces with all the chaos of this week. But I am still hoping to get a few more done this week. Until next time, take care!