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How I got started with drawing...


Mixed-media-girl-with-wings

One of the best skills I picked up this year was drawing faces. It has been incredibly therapeutic and extremely rewarding.  :)



I started by taking an online class called Supplies Me taught by the artist Jane Davenport. It is an awesome class where she runs you through the different art supplies by using them to draw faces. Lifetime access to the course videos makes it easy for you to work at your own pace and there's an active Facebook group where members share their work and give encouraging comments.


Everyone can draw. Like everything in life, it just takes practice and confidence to improve your skills. For me, it has been a bit of an obsession since April. *winks*

I have spent hours pouring through drawing books at the reference section of my local library during my free time to speed up the learning curve. I've brought my supplies with me to draw on the plane on my travels.  And I have several art journals full of my imaginary friends.



So give drawing a go. My advice to you is to draw big! Seriously, I started with an A5 journal and was struggling to get details in. Then I moved into a big altered book journal and it actually got easier. And get a good eraser. It's a magical tool to perform "surgery" on your faces.*LOL*


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14 comments:

Sathya said...

Wow..Beautiful..Thanks for sharing infos...Its great to know about it!

Ujjwal said...

Loving your face drawings Y. I love that you put a whimsical touch to them :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Yvonne you drawing are not only theraptic for you but very inspiring for many like me :) I followed you tips n gave it a try ..Thanks for sharing about your drawing journey and various supplies from time to time it helps a lot :) Coming to your latest imaginary friend,Her eyes..have captivated me !!

Suman Pandit said...

love the eyes Yvonne !!!

Lynn said...

You make it sound doable. I've enjoyed watching your progress in drawing over the past months. You have definitely improved in leaps and bounds. Congrats and please continue to post your lovely lady faces.

Lizzyc said...

Well this face is absolutely gorgeous!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

She is gorgeous! And you make it look so easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

I'm so glad you started drawing, my friend, because you are absolutely amazing! I am in LOVE with her! Gorgeous details and shading and catch lights in the eyes.... and I LOVE her wings! Wow, she rocks! And so do YOU!

Lisa said...

You do such an amazing job with faces!! This one is stunning!! I love her beautiful eyes!! Those wings are stunning!! I so wish I could draw like you!! I'm in awe!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Vasundhara Agarwal said...

These are just so beautiful! i need to pick up a paint brush soon

CREATIVE KHADIJA said...

Another beautiful piece of art, looking nice :)

Annette Allen said...

wow totally STUNNING..

Lizzy Hill said...

Good on you! Love how you've improved and your tenacity....me? Nah. I gotta learn to draw chimneys on houses straight first, hee! Your girls are getting soooooo beautiful, too:):)

Cindy deRosier said...

Fabulous! Will you tackle men's faces next, or will you stick to women?

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