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Monday, July 14, 2014

☆ Sketching a Face with Kate Thompson [Life Book 2014]

Week 26 - Sketching a Face with Kate Thompson

It has been an incredibly long time since I have pulled out my trusty graphic pencils and sketched.

For a long time I solely used graphite to create. One of the biggest lies I told my self was that I could drawn only with graphite pencils. I couldn't possibly use other mediums like colour pencils, water colours or acrylics!

It has been an even longer time that I have taken the time to sketch something in more detail than a few lines here + there for a painting.

So I really enjoyed this weeks Life Book lesson with Kate Thompson

I think my favourite thing, was the looseness of the sketch, and writing words I needed to hear surrounding her and smudging them out until they became like angel wings surrounding and protecting the girl.

Love. It.

I also adored the fact that even though my art teacher in high school was strict about using your fingers to blend, that is all I used.

And it is only now looking at the image on my computer that I have realised, that even though this image was from a magazine picture, I couldn't resist making her eyes a little bigger in my drawing than the actually are....

Obsessed? Maybe....

Has it been a long time since you've enjoyed playing with a particular medium? why not play with it this week + rekindle the fire.

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