29 Faces, Day 1
Strathmore Visual Journal
Yep, I'm doing it too . . . a first for me. After seeing so many amazing sketches, paintings and participants creating a face-a-day over the last few challenges, I decided to bite the bullet and give it a try myself. At first I was intimidated by the sheer volume of would-be work, but I committed anyway, knowing that my girls were getting a bit, um, stale (just being honest) and that if I wanted change, I'd need to actually do something about it . . . .
So February first came and it turns out, I'm a busy girl. Had no time at all to start this new challenge until I got home that evening - at around 11 pm - the hour just before my pumpkin expires. But alas, commit I did, so I got to work and found . . . that I really loved it. Late night sketching in front of a bad round of reality TV is apparently a good combination, at least it worked for me. So much so, that I repeated that routine for nights 2 and 3 (which is why I have only Instagram shots thus far - no light ;). Here's what I came up with:
29 Faces: Day 2
Inspired by "Young Girl in a Fichu"
Sculpture by Jules Dalou, early 1890's
(I told you I needed a change - I decided to try my hand at copying the classics ;)
29 Faces: Day 3
Inspired by Kees Van Dongen's "Lady in a Black Hat" (1908)
So, yeah, that's where I am to date. Since it's day four and I haven't gotten out the pencils yet, I guess the late-night sketching / bad TV routine will continue. . . .
Looking forward to more - and to seeing all of your 29 Faces!