2016-02-01

29 faces - a practice round



A couple of years ago my man's grandmother died and he took home
her old art supplies. It's been a couple of decades since I last
held a crayon in my hand, or a pencil for drawing for that matter.
I'm not sure why I stopped, I guess I discovered boys or something...

Then I read about the 29 faces challenge on Debi's blog. I was restless
and a bit tipsy, with my craft room recently organized, so I thought why not?
The old art supplies are very dry and I only have thin stationery paper
but these are my practice faces, or '5-minute-art' as I like to call them.



Spriggan, Pain, Vengeance and Lizard Lady.


I have already learned a few things from picking up the crayons:
When I was younger I preferred to draw in black and white, but this time
I'm discovering colors. Back then I was a bit obsessed with female beauty,
something I care less about at this age. And lastly, I realize that I'm influenced
by computer gaming, something that barely existed 20 years ago.

I don't know if I can commit to 29 faces in February, I do have an issue
with not finishing things, running out of steam half way.
But so far I am enjoying the experiment, even if I'm very rusty.



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41 kommentarer:

  1. Keep going, beautiful lady! :) I purchases two of those drawing prompt books and they've been incredibly helpful in getting the crinks out of my hands and the cobwebs out of my brain.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. That's a good idea, I definitely have both crinks and cobwebs :)

      Radera
  2. I'm SOoo happy you are participating! Good work! and I love the names! You WilLL. enjoy this! Just don't listen to those poopy voices......Listen only to US! xoxoxo




    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! Not too many poopy voices so far, thankfully :)

      Radera
  3. I love your use of colour. This is such a neat challenge, I look forward to your next batch of faces.:)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It's a nice challenge because one is encouraged to play and try out new things. If it was all serious i would never have dared to enter.

      Radera
  4. I like those colors, especially the one named Pain touched me.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Pain was definitely the one drawn with the least thought and the most feeling.

      Radera
  5. gosh, for someone who does not draw your faces have wonderful proportions. they are fun and interesting too. keep on having fun.

    SvaraRadera
  6. I really like your faces. The colors and expressions are fabulous.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, I liked playing with those expressions.

      Radera
  7. This is a great start. Keep it up!

    SvaraRadera
  8. Excellent start! I think you will finish all lol
    Don't forget to add the label/tag for all the posts to be together :oD

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you!
      Though I'm not exactly sure what you mean by adding the label/tag..?

      Radera
  9. I love the way you used the colours! I must have missed Debi's post, this looks fun!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It is quite a lot of fun, and it's not too late to join!

      Radera
  10. Vengeance scares me! I hope you keep going, Ms. Misantropia - I can hardly wait to see the next batch! :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Hah, he was the silliest one to make :)

      Radera
  11. Wow, these are really great! Keep going, you an do it! *Hugs*

    SvaraRadera
  12. Pain is a very expressive one-- I can sense the feeling behind it.
    It's great to hear you're enjoying this, 'cause you're over the hardest part now; getting started up again! ;)
    I wait with eager anticipation for the next set!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It's true, I have been thinking about drawing again for several years but always been afraid to fail.
      Pain is the truest one of them, for sure.

      Radera
  13. You should feinitely keep drawing and exploring color combinations. Pain is my favorite. ;)

    SvaraRadera
  14. You call this rusty? I think you have a great gift for portraits. Love the colors and expressions...they create a mood of their own.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. You're too kind - yes, I'm definitely rusty :)

      Radera
  15. Nicely done. I fell behind last year with 29 faces due to illness..end up doing a single drawing of Marilyn Monroe last year only, but it is still one of the best pieces I've done so far and in doing that one piece I learned so much. It's not about quantity, but the experience of it. You're doing fantastic! Nicely done. :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. That's an important perspective, thank you. I hope you are feeling better this year!

      Radera
  16. I am glad you decided to give it a chance. These look great. Don't worry too much about your materials, just play with them and see what works for you and what not. Experimenting is fun and even if something doesn't work out as you expect, it is not a failure since you have learn something new. Glad to have you here. Let's have fun!!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! I realized I have quite a lot of materials around, except for good paper, so I won't let it hold me back.

      Radera
  17. Awesome! Every year I see the 29 faces challenge, I tell myself that I will do it. But I've yet to commit.

    I love the green face best. Such delightful hair. :-D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. The green one is actually supposed to have branches coming out of her scull - it's inspired by the Spriggans in Skyrim :)

      Radera
  18. I had not heard about the 29 faces challenge but it seems like a lot of fun! And I think it is nice people create challenges that help participants to find some joy and inspiration and creativity to their everyday life. :D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Agreed - especially February is such a dreary month, we need something to keep us going.

      Radera
  19. The morning hair is my favourite. The girl looks exactly like she had just come from the bath with her wet hair.

    SvaraRadera

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