Sunday, January 29, 2012

Drawing Faces

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!


Gail said...

way cool Tracey. That is something that always puts me off is the face. Eyes never seem to be right or they are lop sided. haha. I like the one with the wavey hair. She has an amused look on her face to me.

Tracey said...

Thanks Gail...I have enjoyed these - I SO know what you mean!! I've been terrified of even trying for years!