I really enjoy drawing and painting faces. I haven’t been doing many faces lately, so I decided that I was going to try (again) to do a face a day for a whole month. I’ve tried this before, and wasn’t able to make it through the whole month. So, this time, I AM GOING TO DO IT! :) Here’s face #1 – done entirely with Posca Paint Markers, on my recliner (with my TENS machine and my heating pad – my new reality) – while watching the U.S. Open Tennis championships. The markers definitely have their limits, but it was fun to be able to “paint” without the mess. Having said that, this one was inspired by Eduard Fleminsky. His portraits are much more realistic, but he uses color in such a creative way.
I’m taking a few online classes right now with some awesome portrait artists, so it should be easy to get inspired and try different styles of faces. So, my plan for tomorrow’s face is to do a paint-over collage, Tam (Willowing) style. I’ve done this before, with “so-so” results. I love the idea of using a magazine image. I think it helps to train your brain to paint faces, and it’s FUN! :)