29 faces was originally created in a leap year to celebrate the year with art.
29 faces in 29 days in February.
It's all about a FACE.
The idea is to gather up all your art supplies and to try something new to YOU!
It is time to play and not be afraid.
To be ready to mess up, fix up, practice and have a huge amount of fun while doing ART.
I am not sure if I will be able to keep up with this commitment every day for 29 days, but I give it a try.
The only way I have any chance to create 29 faces in 29 days is to create a face quickly in not too much time. Generally when I draw a face I can easily spend a long time on it.
So my challenge is to create a face in a limited amount of time as well as using mediums, methods and elements I normally would not use a lot.
Through my blog posts I will share with you the faces I have created and the challenges I have faced using different methods and mediums and what I have learned from each experience whilst creating a face.
Here we go:
One of my first faces I ever drew that I was really proud of, is when I was a teenager and created a face with charcoal. I have not used charcoal for years. So I went looking around my supplies to see if I could find some. I could not find my original charcoal I had as a teenager, but I found a packet with charcoal pencils, charcoal sticks, a blending stump, and 2 different type of rubbers. First I had a go at sharpening the charcoal pencils. But I was not successful. Every time the point would break. So I decided to just use the charcoal sticks only, to draw with. I got out an A3 piece of printer paper. So nice cheap paper and cheap art supplies (little packet was from a thrift shop - probably explains the breakage of the charcoal pencil).
I drew this without any reference to look at. Just a quick sketch to loosen up.
I enjoyed drawing on a larger scale as I would usually (A4 or A5).
Drawing on A3 with a large stick of charcoal gave me a nice free feeling. I loved just sketching without any expectations. Using the A3 paper allowed me to draw a larger face as I would normally draw and I experienced that because of this I was now drawing more from the shoulder instead of my hand.
I will definitely start drawing larger on A3 paper more often from now onwards. I managed to draw this face in approximately 15-20 minutes.
So I drew another one:
I am looking forward to see what else I will learn on the way creating 29 faces. If you are participating in this challenge as well. Please leave a comment and let me know what you are discovering on the way.