If you've followed my blog, you know that I love to create faces.
I start with an oval or squarish shape and draw, erase, draw, erase, etc,
until I'm satisfied with the outcome. I let the personality and details emerge as they will
and look at the drawing upside down or in a mirror to see if anything is grossly uneven.
And usually I'll let a day or two go by before looking at it again, at which time I can see
more clearly what I want to add, subtract or correct. It's a process!
I apologize for such murky photos, which I edited as best I could, but it is a cloudy day!
I made this sketch recently and finished it today. No one in particular, just an earnest looking girl...
Then I decided to get whimsical and went for a more illustrative look. I like
this look because it's less serious and I can see her surrounded by flowers and butterflies.
Next I went on to a look I've been playing with lately - this lady has a longer face and
eyes that reming me of those in paintings by the artist Modigliani. I can see her and her
children in a storybook!
Here are some of their neighbors - they look like gentle people, don't they?
And all of these remind me of this lady, whom I created a while ago, as well as of my daughter Kate's face, as she is always in the back of my mind!
I think I'm on to something I like! What do you think?
Meanwhile I've been working on a few pictures for our Arts Collaborative's
Fall show this Thursday night. I'll share them with you soon!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!