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.

We’ll see.


Oh, and (tee hee) wouldn’t you agree that these faces look awfully “Sour?”


13 Responses to “21 day creative exercise-day13”

  1. Katherine Says:

    Yes, I do agree. Very sour faces. Great sketches.

  2. Vickie Says:

    They are very sour. Unpleasant but great sketches.

  3. You definetely got them looking as sour as can be, especially the first subject, she looks like she cant take it anymore. Good work.

    Renzo Hernandez

  4. Jess Says:

    VERY sour! These are great drawings, are they from life? 😉

  5. Gillian Says:

    Oh yes – very sour! Nice work.

  6. kathyhare Says:

    brilliant drawings..

    I have an award for you over on my blog..

  7. artseafartsea Says:

    What a puss she has. Great sketches. Good idea. Keep going with that….

  8. Sour indeed! Definately got the disgusted feeling of a sour taste you can’t get away from on the top girl! Love it!

  9. andi butler Says:


    a : )

  10. Jannie Ho Says:

    I think you are really good with facial expressions already! Heard that is a good book, I’ll have to give it a go!

  11. Kate Says:

    Well done, and not an easy thing to do!!

  12. studio lolo Says:

    The bottom one is smelling something unpleasant.
    Bunny farts from rhubarb juice?

    Excellent expressions!

  13. Christina Says:

    wow great expressions, very well done

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