Monday, February 9, 2015

catching up? 2 to 10

It seems like all I have been doing since I came home from visiting a relative, is drawing faces.
I purchased Jane Davenport's "Express Yourself"  Class late last year, but have not actually completed it.  I though the february 29 faces challenge might get me moving.  I posted my first face last week before I went away, and I have been busy the last few days.
Jane's class is a wonderful one and I am enjoying it,
This quite sketchy page is a practice page of expressions.  I will count it as my catch-up page, since there were six faces!  This is why Jane's class is so great.  I can draw faces, but different expressions? Not really.  And of course, she is an Australian teacher!
This quite awful face, was an exercise about laughing.  Can you guess why she looks so strange?  The eyes are too far apart.  That will teach me to measure next time!
This one is much better, but of course it used the same Jane girl Stencil (from Jane's shop) as the expressions up at the top, so really, I didn't have to position anything, it was already done for me.  Jane does say, and I agree, that using the stencils does help you practice drawing the faces and helps with some early success.  This face is neutral, because it is the first of another set of expressions.

As a complete aside, today's face is really a silhouette and in addition, I didn't draw it.  It is a free motion thread sketch done with the sewing machine.

Perhaps after a bit more practice, I might be able to do something like Alice Kettle's work.  Or, maybe a LOT more practice?

Happy creating!


  1. They are all wonderful faces! I guess the stencil helps you gain muscle memory for drawing the faces? Neat!

  2. Love your practice.., I may have to invest in a stencil or 2 or...

  3. I agree, those are lovely faces. I especially like your "catch up" faces. The run a gamut of expressions! Well done!

  4. i love your faces! Even the one with the far apart eyes. ;-) Any practice is always better than NO practice, right? You did a great job with these. And you really impressed me with the last one (the sewing machine one!). Have a great week. xx

  5. Oh, that sewing machine silhouette is cool!!

  6. Great way to 'catch up' I love all the different expressions :)

  7. All your faces are great. I'll put my hands up to not measuring. Thank you for visiting my blog. Anita

  8. Good job on the faces. Need to practice mine.

  9. Great faces! Love that silhouette.

  10. Wow, your faces are great Vicki!

  11. The different expressions are great! And I love that wild blonde hair. I don't think her eyes are too far apart, it is a neat effect!

  12. such a lovely collection of faces
    each unique from the next
    i think your expressions are wonderful
    i took Jane's classes also, she is a wonderful teacher


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