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Friday, 9 March 2018

Sketchy Faces... in more ways than one - PPF

Hello everyone... I'm here today to give you a little laugh.
As part of the Paint Party Friday linkup, I thought I'd share some of my sketches from my makeartthatsells practice assignment - Faces!
I, like many other artists grow pale at the thought of having to sketch a portrait... be it fictional or real life, but I took a deep breath and decided to jump right in and have fun with it! 
I was going to give you three guesses as to who I drew, but I think that's a little tough. 
I should give you 33 guesses and then you might actually get there.
But it was fun and I really enjoyed it.
One of the many pearls of wisedom that Lilla Rogers suggests to overcome the fear of portraits is to draw people as you watch tv. 
With that in mind, last week was a really sporty weekend in this household, so as one after another of the rugby and football matches played out on tv I sketched away.
I couldn't believe what fun this could be. 
Here's some of the results...
... I was so surprised that with each face the fear seemed to disappear a little more.
So I'm holding on to that saying "Feel the fear, but do it anyway"
Lastly, I decided that I couldn't resist sketching our lovely amazingly talented Lilla.
I hope she won't be too offended!
Have fun everyone and I'll see you again soon
I'm off to the PPF birthday party as they are seven years old this week!
Thank you Eva and Kristin for continuing to host this great inspirational link.
Click here if you'd like join me over there

28 comments:

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    1. Yay Christine... you guessed it. Brilliant. I realised I never gave you the answer in the post, but hadn't got around to editing the post to include it.
      Have a great weekend :D

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  2. Luv your sketches. Happy PPF Nessie.

    My guess for #1 Oprah Winfield

    much love...

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    1. Hello Gillena, you guessed right. I'm astounded but thrilled!
      Happy PPF to you too :D

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  3. Yes, I say it's Oprah too :) Good job on face sketching Denise! Happy PPF!

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    1. Well I'm still drawing faces and with each one I'm enjoying them more and more Linda. Happy PPF to you too :D

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    1. Thanks sirkkis, we are told that people buy into our joy, so that's great to know mine is coming across. Thanks and Happy PPF to you :D

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  5. I had no trouble spotting Oprah. You are making amazing progress. Happy PPF

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    1. Hehe... thanks Susan, but as I said it's great fun too... which is such a bonus! Thanks for your lovely comment. Happy PPF to you too :D

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  6. It's Oprah, of course! You did great!

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    1. Haha! I'm amazed that everyone's guessing correctly. Hopefully I'll carry on improving and anyone I sketch will have a better resemblance. Thanks for visiting. Have a great weekend :D

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    1. Thanks Clare, a little tricky but I had fun in the end.

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  8. You're doing great! I saw it right away that it was Oprah :-)

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    1. Aww you are too kind Denthe.
      I am continuing to try to improve keeping it very light and fun!

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  9. No doubt about Oprah. Well done.

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    1. Haha... thanks so much Laila,
      I'm still working on faces and I've been surprised how much fun I'm having even though it's tricky.

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  10. Fabulous rendition of the fabulous Oprah! And you nailed me to a T including the wonky glasses. ;) have a wonderful weekend! Hugs

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    1. Hehe... it must have been subconsciously Nan, but I'm happy that you like your portrait!
      Have a great week and apologies for taking so long to reply to you.

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  11. Nessie, you do the actual features, the hardest part, so well!

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    1. Oh I'm not so sure about that Gloria, but thank you for your kind comment. Have a great week :D

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  12. love drawing portraits of other people but not self portraits lol:p

    you did a good job with all the different faces :)

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    1. I was worried that the assignment might be a self portrait, but thankfully Jennifer it wasn't. I'd have to have artistic licence and lots of airbrushing! (Haha)
      Apologies for my late response to your comment. Have a great week.

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  13. Denise you faces are fabulous. I love the glasses.

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    1. Hehe thanks so much Nicole. I had to be brave and just hit the post button. Hopefully I'll be able to see progress over time!
      Have a great week :D

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  14. I'm just grinning at the thought of the men in your house wondering what your sudden interest is in their sport!! They had the Man U game on the TV here in the Malaysia, those poor players in the snow!
    Wren x

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  15. Oh Gosh me again, got so distracted by the weather forgot to mention the whole point of stopping by was to mention how brilliant your sketches are!

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