WELCOME!! I am so totally excited for this year!! I have new and returning guest hosts that I will be introducing to you over the next few weeks, and the prompts this year are going to be FUN!!
Modus Operandi: Facial Composite Kit
SHOOTERS: Shoot your mug with a description of how you think other people see you. (friendly, shy, bitter, angry, loving)
SKETCH ARTISTS: Use the tutorial in the image below to practice getting your “kit” together! Remember that your sketches do not need to look realistic! We’re just getting familiar with faces.
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Deb here… I’m having a go at this prompt business…and this weeks’ prompt was the “Facial Composite Kit’. I tried to approach this scientifically, you know.. to get the feel for the shape of the mouth, the proportion and so on..
I sat myself up in front of the mirror and just went for it. I tried not to let the whole face overwhelm me- just think of it as a shape on a shape on a shape.
Turns out in my first attempt I look pretty miserable and supremely serious if you go by this!!!
But then I thought about how I would draw myself that shows how other people see me..(well, at least what I think they think they see!!)…wait..huh?
Anyway.. this is it..
I know that I tend to be loud and make a lot of really silly and ugly faces..(especially if there is a camera pointed at me!!!)..but I like to think I am a fun and a little out there type of person..so I hope that’s what people see.
So..what do YOU think people see when they look at you?? Just get in and have a go..you won’t be sorry!
I had a blast these last couple weeks getting my art journal ready!! You can see more of the pages I create for the inside on the Gauche Alchemy website HERE, and you’ll be able to see my cover Jan 20th, on the Amazing Mold Putty blog HERE! I journaled a little bit about how people view me, but I also journaled a bit about the parts of me they seem to often miss. Then I shot my page, along with my sketches, and my MUGSHOT!
Ok, I’ll admit it…I’m an artist who couldn’t draw her way out of a wet paper bag. I sculpt. I create with paint and paper. I even crochet and make an occasional quilt. But drawing? Like a FACE? Normally, I’d say count me out. Until I heard about this art journal theme and decided to stretch my creative horizons. My word for 2014 is CREATE. I’m excited to try new things and maybe even learn a few new techniques that have to do with *gasp* DRAWING. This self-portrait is actually based on my driver’s license photo…and I’m pretty pleased with how it came out! I hope you’ll join in with this prompt and show us your interpretation of a face sketch. You just may surprise yourself!
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