That is hilarious just typing the title….LOL!

My good friend, Violette Clark, has challenged people to do a Portrait-A-Day for the next 30 days.  I thought this would be a GREAT opportunity for me to practise faces everyday & maybe fill my Faces Journal.

Yesterday, I already posted my thread painting on my Week 31 card but today I wanted to show one of the quick faces in my Faces Journal.  I am not allowing myself to erase in this journal, to just start drawing.  Some of the faces will make no sense and some will be totally finished.

I am trying to find a comfortable feeling about where I’m starting the face.  Some people start with nose, some with the eyes.

The mouth on this one is off, but I am pleased with the eyes, nose and eyebrows.

We will see how MY faces progress as the month goes on.

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.

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6 responses to “Portrait-A-Day

  1. I’ve been doing faces for a little while now… count me in for a portrait a day! I especially love drawing eyes…they are the windows to the soul after all! Do we post them somewhere or ?
    This is fun:) perhaps after this challenge, one for drawing figures?

  2. Thank you so much for playing and for posting my challenge on your blog! You’re so thoughtful.
    I love how you fearlessly just jump in – you are an inspiration to me! The way i begin drawing portraits is to draw a rough circle for the head – draw a couple of lines where the eyes, nose and mouth are to go and then i begin drawing details. I don’t think there are any hard and fast rules though. I love how you are not allowing yourself to erase!

    Love, violette xo

    • You are MOST WELCOME Violette – YOU INSPIRE ME!!!
      I have started with an oval for a head, then found myself more and more starting with the eyes or the nose….we will see as the daily practise progresses what will become my habit….lol
      I wanted to force myself to just play with sketching so I told myself no eraser. This FACES journal is all about practising faces.

  3. How fun….I’m trying this challenge, too. I doubt if I’ll make it all the way to 30 days but I’m going to give it a go.