maandag 30 januari 2012

Lifebook, sketching and faces...

Wow, is it already more than a week ago since I wrote on my blog?!
Than it is time to show you some projects I've been working on!
I have signed up for Lifebook, a year long lessons all about celebrating and self exploring myself. Two lessons a month: one from Tamara Laporte and one from a guest teacher. I've done two lessons so far and I love it!!! In between these lessons I've been following the first three lessons of Tamara's online class Fabulous Faces. She is such a great teacher.
So, I got a whole new virus in started a few weeks agon with drawing some portraits, inspired by the girls of the dutch art journal forum and because of Tamara's lessons now this virus grew only more and more. It's unstoppable!
I started with his portrait in graphite, after lesson one of Fabulous Faces:
It is ok...but not perfect yet....
Lesson two of Fabulous Faces was all about a front facing portrait, in colour:
I like it but because it looks too much on the example Tamara made during the lesson, I'm not satisfied. Still, it was a very good practice in mixed media: Neocolors II, graphite pencil, acrylic paint and Inktense pencils! So next time, I want more 'me' in the portrait...

Lesson three of Fabulous Faces was about a 3/4 portrait. I combined this lesson with the first lesson of Lifebook: my goddess superpowers! (Which was also about drawing and painting a 3/4 portrait.)
I consider this Lifebook-thing as something I do only for me, myself and I'm not going to share all of this on my blog. Of course, I'm gonna show you parts of this page:
The whole page measures 40cm wide and 30cm high. I folded a part of it to create a flap.
On the inside of the flap I wrote my goddess super powers: the qualities which I think are my good qualities! When the flap is unfolded you can see the rest of the goddess too, which is partly representing me. The back of the page is collaged with old bookpaper. The white letters are traced and painted with acrylic paint. I'm very happy about this page!

And last but not least...I spend the weekend with my family in a holiday park. A short break from art journaling and internet! I left all my art supplies at home so I could spend all my time with my family, instead of in my journal...I only took a sketchbook, a 2B pencil and an eraser with me, to fill some spare minutes while sitting in front of the TV etc.
These are the results:

I practiced my drawing skills some more....I admit, I was pleasantly surprised by the faces that came out of my pencil!

Now I'm working on lesson two of Lifebook, about drawing some full body goddesses, which have to represent my inner dark and light. It's a tough one but I'm on my way!!
To be continued!


3 opmerkingen:

Cuchy zei

Sweet faces Sandra. Love them all. Look forward to seeing more

Lena zei

Zoooo... jij bent lekker bezig geweest!!
Ik vind vooral die met die flap mooi, prachtig van kleur en die boeksnippers met de witte letters op de flap... echt heeeeel mooi!!

Scraplijn zei

Mooie tekeningen Sandra, en heerlijk dat schaatsen!!!