{Art} 100 Faces

100 Faces

I’ve been taking an online class from Dina Wakely called Facing the Facts. For a long time, I’ve wanted to learn to draw, but I figured I was a lost cause. I doodle all the time, but I’m more of an abstract artist than anything else. But when I’d sit down to draw a face, I was always super frustrated and dream of a time when I could easily draw.

I’ve admired Dina’s artwork for ages. She’s super talented and I love, love her style. When she put her faces class online, I promptly signed up. I’ve been slowly watching (read: savoring) the class videos and working on creating 100 faces (a challenge Dina gives at the start of the course).

The most amazing part? I could see an improvement with my very first post-lesson face. I totally struggled with proportion, but the formula Dina gives is so easy … and my faces look less wonky.

The whole process of of drawing and painting is incredibly therapeutic for me. I’m loving the time I spend in my sketch books playing. Though my drawings have a long way to go, I’m thrilled with the progress I’m already making.  I look forward to my evening art time so much  more and have been making it a habit to draw a little each night after the kids go to bed. I set a personal goal to finish 100 faces by the end of 2013. I have 11 done so far, so I need to make sure I stay on track over the next 6-ish weeks. I can’t wait to see where I’m at when I hit face No. 100.

What are you creating right now? Are you working on anything special? Please share, I’d love to see your work!

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One Response to {Art} 100 Faces

  1. Dina says:

    You are doing awesome…keep it up!

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