21 day creative exercise-day13
July 7, 2008
So I bought this really cool book about a year ago and never really did much with it… until today. I figured, what better time than during a creative exercise, to work on facial expressions? Although these sketches seem a bit stiff to me, I can see how continuing to work with this book could be very useful in helping me loosen up and really delve into some expressions.
Sketching these faces today, reminded me of a head drawing class I attended years ago. It was a fantastic class… that is, as long as you were the one drawing. Unfortunately, everyone in the class had to take turns posing and man was that ever uncomfortable. It felt almost impossible to sit still and not change your expression, or scratch your nose. Then there was all the staring and scrutinizing. Oye!
However, in the end, it was a riot a to see how fellow students handled your mug… heh heh, yeah, a real laugh riot… *sigh*… did you really have to draw those dark circles under my eyes? Whoa, I didn’t realize I had such a double chin… do I really, hmmmm?
Anywho, head drawing, a great class. I highly recommend it, if it is offered near you. Then again this book might just be a tad less intimidating.
Oh, and (tee hee) wouldn’t you agree that these faces look awfully “Sour?”