Saturday, August 21, 2010

Portrait Painting Class

I took a portrait painting class this week. It was very interesting. We started off drawing generic male and female heads in 5 poses in a manner very much like learning to print your abc's. Then we moved on to drawing from photograph's. Can you guess who this is? He is famous and the photo was of him in the '70's. Once we did the sketch we transferred it to canvas. My brain actually hurt trying to paint this. Like when you haven't worked out and you first go back (I think my brain was telling me something.) I persevered, I found capturing his eyes the hardest but was happy with the end result. (Considering I've never painted a portrait before.)

Friday, August 6, 2010

First Blind Contour Friday (again)

This is for the new start to Blind Contour Friday. To find out more check out
This is a blind contour drawing of my sons stuffed animal tiger Poppet.