Drawing faces has always kind of terrified me...
Made me break out in sweat, or hives, or something. Yet, I really want to be able to draw a face, and I do have this belief that it does you good to do something every day that scares you (just a little). So...I signed up for a class with Pam Carriker - an online one, called An Angels Anthology - focusing on using the art supplies and 'stuff' you have, to create a mixed media collage. There happens to be a face in this class, so I figured that a fun class, focusing on all sorts of other things, rather than THE FACE, might be a sneaky way to trick my mind into letting go of the anguish surrounding faces.
In the interests of full disclosure, I should include an image here of my first attempt....Argh...
But, with Pam's help and encouragement, I drew another and another, and in the end, got totally hooked on drawing faces, and even got a couple I thought were pretty good.
I may even be ready to tackle the face on my canvas sometime soon!
Pam has a bunch of tutorials on her website, Living Art at the Speed of Life, which make you just itch to grab that sketchbook or journal and get creative!
Have a great, creative, wonderful Sunday!