Saturday, September 6, 2014

29 Faces - Face 3 and 4

Face 3:


For face 3, I decided to use water soluble oil pastels.  I continued to work large on the A3 printer paper as I did for face 1 and 2.   I am more used to working with coloured pencils, which have a nice fine point.  So working with these oil pastels was quite a challenge for me.  I am glad I was working on a big piece of paper as it would be impossible to draw any fine detail with crayons.  The other challenge I found working with this medium was that I could not rub out any mistakes.  Any lines down on the paper were final.  With these oil pastels I also could not smooth and blend the colours with my fingers, as you can with charcoal, graphite or soft pastels.  I did not use water with these water soluble oil pastels because the paper would not allow for it.  I would need to try that on water colour paper.
Once again I enjoyed working large and drawing with crayons gave me the feeling I was drawing like a child.  Just putting down lines and colour without being too concerned about any perfections.

Face 4:


For face 4 I used black india ink, drawing with a bamboo dip pen.   Again, I used the A3 printer paper because I enjoy working large at the moment.  Creating the zen-tangle style hair was very relaxing. 


Thank you, for your visit!

10 comments:

  1. Love the two totally different faces. The green hair looks great on the first one, and black and white conbimed with zentangles always gives great results. Wonderful work!

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  2. You are very good at faces, I must say. Go on, I come back :-)

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  3. Love both these faces but especially your green haired girl - she's stunning! You are very talented! This is my first time joining in 29 faces but I'm enjoying the challenge so far as drawing faces is new to me and totally out of my comfort zone! Claire x

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  4. I love that india ink girl, I could never draw as steady lines as you've done!

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  5. Beautiful! You make some really lovely faces! I specially love this one with green hair, it's a faerie in my mind :) Hugs!

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  6. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. The green haired girl is inspired from the face drawing lessons I did in the online workshops I have done with Jane Davenport and the black and white zen-tangle one, was just me experimenting drawing with india ink.

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  7. Two great faces. Very nice work.

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