Hello, craft buddies. How was your weekend? I didn't do much, wrote some cards, a bit of gardening and enjoyed the sunshine. This morning it's extremely foggy and I saw a heron perched on the roof of a nearby house - it is pretty damp!!
So, I'm here to share with you a completely different kind of post. I would not say I am particularly good at drawing. At all. This is why I really like stamping and colouring! I first discovered Kim Dellow's work through the pages of Simply Cards and Papercraft. Every week she has a 'Show Your Face' post on her blog which encourages artists to share their portrait work, and learn from each other. I keep saying I'll try it and then chickening out. Well this week I did it.
It's very very simple. Just some pencil and coloured pencils. I look at it and remind myself I'm not a draughtsman or portrait artist, but I am proud of myself for trying :)
How did I get to this end result? I remembered from school art classes about drawing a T-shape to mark out the eyes and nose, so that's what I did, and drew a face around it.
This reminded me of Hel from Fritz Lang's Metropolis and also No Face in Spirited Away, so I started adding in some detail and ended up with this:
I thought she looked a little dull, so I added some coloured pencil with my Derwent Artist's Pencils:
Do you know what, I had a lot of fun just scribbling! Maybe I'll do it again sometime :)
Here's Kim's post - Show Your Face 25. Happy reading - some of those artists are really good!
Just a quick one as I have a million and one things to do while baby sleeps. Catch you all again at the end of the week. Don't forget Kathy Racoosin's Daily Marker 30 Day 3 starts on Thursday - get colouring!
Thanks for reading!!! :)