For the past few weeks I've been concentrating on an online class I've been taking with Paulette Insall called 'All About Faces'.
In the first lesson I practiced drawing eyes, noses and mouths. They look really funny when they are out of context.
Next I put them all together in a face. I need to practice faces they all seem to have the same look.
Week 2 I did the background for my paintings. I used a 8 x 10 inch and 10 x 14 inch canvas. I had to re do the green one because I made a mess when I started to paint the face and couldn't rescue it so you will see the background is different in the smaller canvas.
I made a start on the face by drawing then painting the first layer.
2nd stage - Add colour to the eyes and lips and the face starts to look more lifelike.
3rd Stage - Add hair, eyebrows and start to add shading to the face. I prefer the 1st face, the 2nd didn't work as well. I wanted her hair to look as if it was blown by the wind but I don't think it worked.
4th Stage - Add shading to lips and more shading to face.
Finishing touches - I didn't want to do to much to the 1st face so just added decoration to the hairband and touched up in a few places. The 2nd face hasn't worked out as well as I wanted so I just added a quotation and I'll put it to one side for a few weeks and look at it again.
PS I should have said I used acrylics for these painting with some Caran d'ache Neocolour water soluble wax crayons for the cheeks and lips.
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