Finally, I am at an internet cafe that accepts a USB key, so I can upload some stuff. I actually did this face a couple of days before I left, however I was not happy with the ‘eye’ alignment, it’s a bit off & I needed some remedial help from Abby to fix it a bit – so it didn’t end up getting posted. Now that I am nearly two weeks down the track, I am struggling between realism & fantacy. As I am using actual ‘drawing’ instructions to create my faces, they end up looking a bit too real, (but not good enough to be real) – but not ‘unreal’ enough to be caricatures…. I have printed out a few faces by various artists so that I can learn from them, with regard to shading & shadowing (Suzi Blu, DJ Pettit, Sharon Tomlinson, Misty Mawn) however, when I use there’s as inspiration, I can’t help but comparing & mine just look TERRIBLE. SO – my lesson from this face – work on better eye alignment, BEFORE they are coloured in!
My Alpha Stamps design team collegue Sarah Whitmire has a GREAT art journaling challenge on her blog if you are up for an art adventure! It looks fun & I hope to be able to join in when I get back.