dinsdag 2 oktober 2012

A new direction?

As you all could read in my previous blogpost, I bought some Prismacolor colored pencils. I had in mind to start drawing more faces, girls, fairy's and more in my art journal.
I saw a lot of You Tube-tutorials on how to draw faces, mouths, noses and this way I bumped into the tutorials of Darrel Tank and his 5 Pencil Method. This man really knows how to draw!!!! Beautiful, realistic portraits!!! I want to draw like that too....but since I don't have 50 years of experience yet, I can at least try to get close to that level and start right away.... So when I'm 90 years old I must be able to draw like that, right? (lol)
After seeing a lot of free tutorials and the basic lessons (free after registering) I made two portraits.
The first 'victim' was my youngest daughter.
This was my example:
And this is my drawing:

The second victim was my son....Here's the picture:
And this is my drawing:

Although I was very surprised about my own drawing skills I'm not 100% satisfied. There's still something 'not matching' in the drawings. It's hard to explain but somehow I get the feeling that both my kids look a little bit older in my drawings than on my pictures....
So, much more practice needs to be done! I decided to order Darrel Tank's series on 'How to draw a portrait'. I've seen the first lessons now and can't wait to start on a new portrait.
By the way, my goal is to combine this technique and all the things I learn about drawing portraits with my Prismacolors. I thought it would be a good thing to start learning about values, contour, depth, proportions etc. first. before adding the color.

And...don't worry, my dear followers! I will still make collages in my journal and show you some colorful artwork here! I promised myself to finish my journal for The Sketchbook Project this month...which means lots of collages! Can anyone tell me where I can find somebody who knows how to put 48 hours in one day???


4 opmerkingen:

Cuchy zei

I'm terribly bad at drawing so, for me, your sketches are simply stunning.
And if you find those 24 hours more, please, let me know where :)

Scraplijn zei

wauw, wauw, wauw, wauw, wauw,jeetje wat een prachtige tekeningen, je hebt zeker talent . Wie weet zien we je nog een zitten in Parijs!

Pam zei

i can relate to you so much about the 48 hours in a day thing, i always feel like that, and it's stupid bc my days are almost completely free for the most part but there's always so many things i want to do and i want to do them all at the same time, and then when i finally pick one i get so intensely interested on what i'm doing that i end up doing that the entire day and nothing else, it's like once i pick something i want to do i can't switch my brain to anything else

Lena zei

Wat GOED Sandra!!
Vooral die van je dochter vind ik geweldig gelukt!!
Je vind dat er iets niet helemaal klopt in de tekeningen... Volgens mij is het in de tekening van je zoon de neus die niet helemaal goed is. Op de tekening zie je de neus recht van voren terwijl het, denk ik, meer een zijaanzicht moet zijn. Nou heb ik je hopelijk niet boos gemaakt hé, ik bedoel het echt niet lullig hoor!!