I have been swamped recently with work which is great because it’s work I love. I’ve been trying to make sure that I do other things as well because almost all of my work revolves around the computer. If I didn’t make myself stop and physically get up I’d be staring at the screen all day and go blind.
One of the things I did was a new sketch. I was tagged by a friend and fellow artist, Tina Terry, in a challenge to do 100 Faces in 100 Days. I thought it was just the thing I needed to get my butt in gear with portraits. My secret project is a portrait, but one I plan to spend 30 to 50 hours on, so doing little 30 to 60 minute portraits a day should really help with anatomy, recognizing distances, proportions and the subtleties in shading as well as in other places to getting faces right.
I grabbed a profile picture from a friend of mine on Facebook, and only after about 20 minutes in did I realize I completely failed!! Not at the piece, but at the challenge! It’s 100 Faces in 100 Days, and my friend’s profile picture has very little of his face! No wonder I jumped at the opportunity to draw him (well, that and he’s an awesome guy). Whoops. See for yourself:
Still, I got my art in for the day. 40 minutes with a 2H Goldfaber (Faber Castell) pencil in the Daler-Rowney Cachet sketchbook. So I guess I’ll start the #100facesin100days Challenge tomorrow!