Hi everyone, hope you've had a good week. A bit of a different post today sharing a work in progress really but I wanted to join in with Kim Dellow's 'Show your face' link up, which I've been wanting to do for a while. As it happens I missed the deadline for the original link up I was aiming for but thought I'd post into the new link up anyway.
The theme is a face 'in the style of' and Kim has chosen the artist Leonor Finis, I liked the style of the artist, particularly her loose style of sketching and I loved how Kim's take on her style came out. I haven't used any watercolour, I noticed that LF had a lot of what looked like pencil sketch drawings on the dedicated website so I went along with that and sketched a face as you can see above.
I haven't drawn much for a long time but I enjoyed doing this. I left it part way through and it was interesting to come back to it, that's when I notice where things aren't right and there's a lot of that! I started to rub out the left eye which wasn't feeling right and now that I look again in fact that's the eye that fitted better into the face! :-) so even though I roughed out my face proportional grid before I started, it's easy to go off track. It's good to exercise the drawing muscles however and even though it's not finished and has gone further in the wrong direction for me to want to carry on it's good practice after so long and I enjoy the therapeutic side of sketching. Good to sketch into my art book too, I've been drawing more on my iPad app lately which has a completely different feel to it, very enjoyable but different.
I'm looking forward to joining in again when I can.