Hello sweet friends,
Painting is what helps me to keep sane in a time of hardships,
like we're facing at the moment within the family.
So that's what I'm doing.
I found this wonderful workshop of Mindy Lacefield
called Sunday Mornings (2).
It's a faith based workshop,
which at the moment helps me with keeping sane as well :)
I haven't finished my painting yet,
but I so loved the background we created in one of the lessons,
that I wanted to share it here.
I love the richness of the layering and textures.
I sketched and painted the girls below.
It's hard not to be influenced by her wonderful style :)
The assignment was to sketch girl faces with ink or coloured pencil
without drawing them in graphite pencil first.
(So erasing is not allowed...)
I used paint markers to add a little bit of colour.
Jane's tip is to leave some spots white,
which adds a playfulness to it
and makes it more interesting.
And here are my coloured pencil drawings.
I tried to add some expressions to some of the faces.
I especially love the blushing little girl in below "ohhh".
And here's a drawing influenced by Jane's girls.
On the internet I found a beautiful fashion illustration
which I tried to draw myself in ink
without erasing ;)
Mine is different than the original,
a different girl
but with the same shading and hairdo.
I love the way the original was shaded.
Unfortunately I couldn't find who the illustrator was
so I can't give him or her credit.
I'm learning a lot when I'm creating copy cat style.
And I trust that I will develop my own style after a while.
I'm sharing these exercise paintings and drawings
because I'd like to chronicle my progression.
If it helps anyone else as well,
then I'm glad I shared it.
Hugs xx Wen