Sunday, August 21, 2011

Practicing Faces

 Like many things that do not come easily to me, I avoid drawing faces.   But I did take the step of making the little book and prepping the pages . . . . so I decided that more practice was in order.  

These are from magazine photos, sketched and painted with acrylic paints.

I tried something different and sketched this face upside down.  Some of these are from Tina Berning's book.  I like this because instead of  thinking, this is a nose or eye, I look at the shape I just draw.

Then filled in with black acrylic ink mixed with mushroom alcohol ink and acrylic paint.

Another face painted upside down then painted with black acrylic ink.

Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your day!


  1. Irene, your faces are fabulously unique. I love them!!!

  2. Amazing paintings I really enjoy them!!

  3. How brave of you to face your fears, Irene. I love the technique you used. Your brush work leaves the most haunting results. Michelle

  4. Irene, I love these faces. The emotion comes through with just a few well placed brushstrokes.