A mug shot, perhaps?

No, not really.  And I just know you won’t laugh.  I’ve been practicing looking at myself in the mirror and trying to draw my image without looking at the picture very much.  At first, I used a white crayon and drew several practice sketches, finishing them off with a wash of acrylic paint so the white crayon outlines would show.  Then, I made this one with pencils.  At first, I tried to just catch the basics… no details.  I made marks on my paper to get the dimensions of the face closer to reality.  Lyric Kinard has instructions for all of these practice sessions in her blog… her link is to the left of this blog post area. After getting the basic dimensions on paper, I used some shading and added some details.  I see after looking at her blog today that I need to try again to eliminate making it look perfect and just catch the basic lines.  Much work to still do before I can feel I’ve accomplished this skill, but I at least I am practicing.  I still haven’t done anything that would fit with the Spill Over theme for the Sketch Challenge, but I have a few days before the end of March.  Happy drawing to you!  (Drawing removed)

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About muniqueblog

Wife, mother, retired educator, emerging artist. Mary has lived in 10 states and enjoyed them all ~ Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois, Kansas, Hawaii, California, Utah, Minnesota (return), North Carolina with long term visits to Colorado and Arizona. She likes to travel and create mixed media, quilted and fiber art. She has exhibited at the Page-Walker Art Gallery and History Center in Cary, NC; Durham-Orange Quilt Show; Minnesota Quilt Show; the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and the Quilt Fest of New Jersey.
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