Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Embrace the Face

.......the name of a site I found not long ago. Nothing like getting on the bandwagon at the last minute.... but, I wanted to play along and also wanted to get in at the very beginning of a new blog.















I love faces.... always have ... especially eyes. However, my drawing skills are only really what I learned from a doll making class that I took online and so far have used it mainly for that....drawing doll faces on fabric. But...I have been doodling lots of eyes on lots of paper for practice.. ...so I figured why not jump right in? Check out Embrace the Face and the links to the "ladies".... ladies on paper and the ladies holding the brushes and paints. Maybe if I hang out with them I can learn something new through osmosis...

The first "challenge" was to draw or paint a face ..but also to have a tree somewhere in the creation. Okay...so my trees are not so hot... ...but I haven't practiced any of those yet... hahhahah

My face is watercolour pencil on watercolour paper. Her hat is iridescent indigo silk with a tuft of "fur" held in place by a ruffled variegated ribbon. Couldn't resist dressing her up like a doll I guess. A bit more fur for the top of her outfit completes the ensemble.. the trees are similar to some we see around here....

My thought was perhaps she is a fashion model on location somewhere in the frozen north....

17 comments:

Sharon said...

Gosh, I love your face and the eyes are beautiful. I would say doll painting faces is a good way to paint on canvas or paper.

Colette said...

Love the eyes. Great to see another artist join these challenges.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What a wealth of blogs that you can discover others with your interests no matter what they may be. It's amazing really! You've created another wonderful face.

Linda Fleming said...

Oh I just love your face and trees, Vee! Great job! And thanks for the link to the new face blog.

Sandy..... said...

You did a fantastic job! Despite being timid - I think I may have expand my horizons and do as the blog states....and EMBRACE the FACE! (and not chicken out..to a tiny little person...lol)

PEA said...

She is absolutely gorgeous...I've always loved the eyes you make, they look so real!! xoxo

Natalie B said...

This is absolutely awesome... great job. Love the eyes on your girl :-)

Judy Hartman said...

This is beautiful! Gorgeous features!

Judi W. said...

... i finally unpacked the pin doll box today - the faces on your pins are brilliant! Thank you SO much for letting me keep one - I'll treasure it!

Draffin Bears said...

What a beautiful Model you have painted, with the most fabulous eyes.

Great work and you are very talented.

Hugs
Carolyn

Keron Lee said...

your face is SO beautiful - what a lovely job you have done of it. FANTASTIC hugs xKeron (Embrace the face)

Miss Maddie's said...

Wonderful. She looks like she's right out of Dr. Zhivago!
Susan

Alex said...

Good evening!! Stopping by to say hello! :)

anya said...

Oh, she's lovely! I'm going to have a look at that website. I'm a rank beginning face drawer but it might be a way to progress faster.

BumbleVee said...

thanks everybody for stopping by to see my lady....

Anya... it looks like it could be fun but also a bit challenging...the challenge for this new month is Guess Who's Coming to Dinner....yikes! what on earth will I do for that?? So far I am at a total loss ......

Marie Antionette said...

She is sooo beautiful.You did a wonderful job.The way you dressed her,shows your own self in her,not just something you learned.And I think you did a good job on the trees too.Hugs Marie Antionette

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That's a great face! You do eyes so wonderfully! I love the 3D tuft on the image as well.