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Sunday, February 17, 2008
I am so late with this one. Last week's challenge on Inspire Me Thursday was faces. When we went to the stamp show a couple weeks ago one of the demonstrations used artist's pencils to color more intricate stamps so I of course had to get some. One evening I had a little time to check into IMT's current challenge and thought it wasn't something I would try. Later I thought about it and played with drawing on a scap and decided in the spirit of doing things out of my comfort zone that I would give it a whirl. I pulled out my new artist's journal and started sketching in pencil and then decided to break in my new pencils and my new blending pencil. I think I made a mistake by not covering the paper with gesso first because there wasn't a whole lot of blending going on. Her cheeks even came out a little shiny. After doing this I think it would be fun to learn how to get more facial expression. So I present my first ever full blown face. sure beats stick figures. ;-)
By day I work with computer software at a law firm and by weekend I'm exploring my creative side. You know, mixed in with all the other stuff you have to do on the weekend like the laundry. I love reading blogs and seeing all the beautiful artwork. I love how encouraging and friendly the community is. Please feel free to leave a comment even if it is just to say hi.