Friday, March 29, 2013


I mentioned in an earlier post here, that to get good at something takes practice, practice and more practice.....

As you know I recently attended the 'Faces' workshop at Art from the Heart with the very wonderful Dina Wakley, Well,  I found myself with some time on my hands this morning, so I got out my Dylusions journal and my stabilo All pencil and drew this face on a mop up page ....

.... now I had a lesson a couple of years ago with lovely Chris Rowe and surprisingly I remembered quite a lot of what she taught me (along with what Dina said in class) and that has really helped in this process. Not that my faces resemble Chris's in any way! (Go here to check hers out) 

Its also the actual painting of the faces that I like - you can see here I most certainly have NOT mixed up a skin tone colour at all, but I'm not too worried about that.... its the shading of light and dark areas that I'm working on, and also the brush strokes. 

I like this grungy/arty way of getting a face in my journal - and yes, there is a lot of room for improvement but I am going to settle in and enjoy this journey! Keep checking back to see how I'm getting on :D

P.S. You might be able to see what wrote on the page ...... "I like the process but not yet the results"! 


  1. admire your perseverance - she is quirky ;o)
    cool eyebrows x

  2. Oh fabulous Sandra - love her she's fabulous!