Monday, March 18, 2013

Fresh Faces

First off, I want to extend a warm welcome to all the new faces here at Lost Coast Post thanks to my Art Journal Every Day guest post last Friday and of course, I want to thank all my returning friends who show up, read my blog, and sprinkle my life with sweet, supportive comments!  You all are what make blogging a rich, rewarding experience!  If there is some topic or question you want to see addressed or answered, please let me know in the comments or via email.

As I've said, lately I've been focusing on a particular subject, technique, or medium in approximately weeklong bursts.  I get excited about something, work on it feverishly for a short period of time, take a break, and then revisit the subject when it once again captures my attention.  This keeps things new and different, both in my art life and here at the blog.

This week, expect to see a lot of faces.  I've gotten fairly comfortable rendering faces in pencil and marker but I'm still rough around the edges when it comes to painting faces so I've been practicing in my journal as well as on canvas.  Try as I might, my faces are still fairly cartoonish, which is something I'm actually trying to change (I'd like my illustrations to have more of an "edge.")  However, I think I am improving.  Maybe, as the week progresses, I'll work up the courage to show you some of my first faces (*shudder*).

6 comments:

iHanna said...

She is so cute, and loved the feature on Julie's blog! Yay you!

Jessica Sporn said...

Really like this girl -- looks like she's scrunching up her face to make a wish. Beautiful layering in the border too.

Daisy Yellow said...

Cheers to you for practicing and for continuous improvement!

Boo said...

I think this little girl is adorable. I want to draw faces. I guess I'll start trying.

Marrianna said...

Personally, I'll be content if I can get "cartoonish" faces that I draw. So far, mine aren't anything I'd post on my blog. I think your little girl (is she a representation of the inner child?) is wonderful. Your work is great. I love to get notices in my email inbox letting me know you have a new post. Thank you for being willing to share your journey.

stefanie stark said...

Your little princess is lovely! I met her this morning on my ipad, when I had my morning coffee and I enjoyed reading your post and looking into her happy, cute face!

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