Thursday, 4 February 2016

29 Faces - day 5


Day 5 in the 29 Faces challenge and I reached a colourful page in my journal where stencils and brayers have been cleaned off. I wanted to preserve a good amount of that colour, so decided to do a face using Copic markers. Because the model in the photo I was using for reference was looking up slightly and leaning on her arm, a pose I haven't done often, I used my non-dominant hand to draw with. For some reason it shuts down that voice in my head that criticises what I'm doing, the one that says, 'You can't do this, it's too difficult.' When I use my left hand, there is no expectation that the lines will be smooth or that anything will match. Somehow this results in some surprisingly effective drawings. The permanent markers mean that I have to just go with the marks that I make. It makes me bolder, and sometimes that is what you need.

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1 comment:

  1. Hmmm very interesting using your non dominate hand. I like this face. She seems determined. Well done.

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