— even more!
Nothing gave me more pleasure last year, than re-discovering the art of sketching and drawing. I have decided to pursue this joyful activity even more in the year to come, and to challenge myself into doing things I’ve never done before. And so I decided to start this year with a Sktchy challenge:
Create a drawing of the human face every day for 30 days, starting on January 1, 2018:
Each morning of the challenge Sktchy send us an email with:
- Drawing tips
- Photos of faces for us to draw
I have never been very drawn to drawing faces, and so I found drawing 30 faces in 30 days a good way to dare myself. I must admit that very few of the photos we receive are portraits that interest me, I find them often rather kitschy or sentimental in an immature kind of way. Even so, I have made a drawing every day, and I have enjoyed every challenge so far.
Here are a few examples of what I have done so far:
I have chosen to work in a sketchbook rather than on loose sheets of paper, letting layout and texts become a part of the project.
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Very nice!! I have either missed blog posts or you have been absent. Glad to see these in my feed this morning. They are terrific!!
Thank you, Jeanne – so happy you enjoyed my post! More sketches to come soon 😉
I like your sketches. From what I can see of the photos they supplied I’d agree that they’re not very inspiring subjects. I draw from the TV, and I find this much more exciting because it feels more real than a static photo! Congratulations with your challenge – it’s going really well!
oh, what a great idea – maybe TV-faces should be my next challenge 🤓
This is great! To be able to challenge yourself in this way, well, I am impressed. Whenever we draw a face we are drawing ourselves too, it is the first activity of our lives, seeing ourselves in our mother’s face, our father’s face our siblings and then EVERYTHING. I like your use of watercolour. I mean, I admire it! Lovely, loose and and light!
The one-line man resembles my dad. I shall have to try to sketch him next time I visit him.
Would love to see!
These are great! I’ve always stayed away from sketching faces, I guess it’s time I have it a try.
thank you, Erik – it was a lot more fun than I thought it would be!