Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New online class

Drawing the Girls...with Martha Lever.

Here is my first attempt.... hair seemed to be the hardest part for me...  must look at some styles .. and practice, practice, of course... haven't done any eyes for ages....  since I did my dolls ... they'll be a bit tricky for a bit too... but, these are just fun gals... done on graph paper as you can see.  


The graph is to get a feel for the positioning of eyes nose and mouth and to more or less get things in proportion....  although, they are not supposed to be anatomically correct.... they are just fun.... still looks a bit like an alien.... 

..... I'm back... with my second attempt... and I like her...

I fiddled less with the eyes and used much lighter pencil strokes in the beginning.... although, now that I see her in a photo... I may just add a bit more depth to her eyes....

And... I might just leave the hair like that... my own little idiosyncrasy or style or whatever.... seeing as I don't really have a way to colour it how I want.... yet, anyway.  I may come up with something later .... . what fun just drawing the girls...


5 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Looks like fun:) I was given a book on how to draw fairies. One day I must give it a try.

Susan said...

I think your girls are sweet and I went over to have a look at Martha's site... thanks for the link :D)
Using graph paper to practice, such a good idea too.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I think your drawings are wonderful! I can't draw, so I admire those who can. For me, eyes are impossible - they always end up looking either evil or as if they're out of two different bodies altogether.

Twiglet said...

Blimey V - is there no end to your talent!! Beautiful faces. x Jo

Maria Vaz said...

You've got talent! The drawings look fantastic! It looks like you are having a lot of fun. xx