Thursday, 16 July 2009

Another Suzi Blu Workshop

Last year I did the SuziBlu 'Les Petits Dolls' workshop and loved it.....so when I saw she was going to run another portrait class, but this time with more realistic-looking faces, I thought I'd join in the fun again. Above is my second attempt at a face (first attempt is at the bottom of this post). The workshop is called The Goddess and the Poet; the idea being that we shall use the images in a journal and write poetry as well. This should be hilarious - I'm rubbish at poetry!!
Below is our first piece of homework - cross-hatching with a pencil with the intention of creating shadows and spheres.

Second assignment.......drawing eyes, noses and mouths. I'm getting there! (Slowly)

Then the final instruction was to put it all together and create a face, just using a pencil. This is my first attempt and the face is too long and out of proportion. For my second attempt (at the top) I printed out the grid that Suzi gave us and measured out the proportions properly. Can't wait for the next set of instructions.....

14 comments:

Judy S. said...

I cannot imagine you being "rubbish" at anything, Linda! That last face looks much more realistic. How do you achieve that?

Anne said...

Hi, Linda! Fabulous drawing and shading! :-)

Rosie said...

Great stuff Linda! I used to love pencil drawing, and you clearly have a gift for it.

Sandy said...

Wow Linda this is fantastic.
Great stuff. Love them.

Heather said...

I think both faces are pretty good and the eyes are wonderful. The shading studies are great too - I'm not even brave enough to join a class! You are already an artist.

Shashi Nayagam said...

You are coming along beautifully. The class must be awesome. Love what you have done so far.

martha brown said...

Your drawings are fantastic!!! I'm still at the petit dolls stage.....

pammyjo said...

Linda, you are doing such beautiful work. Very nice. I got my canvas done, her face doesn't say much though. I'll have to keep practicing. It's on my latest post. You are my idle! :)

Barbara said...

Your drawings are wonderful Linda -wish I could draw like that. I've been wanting to do the Petit Dolls workshop for awhile - I'm going to do it this year sometime, although the year is starting to tick away too fast. I look forward to seeing more work from your class.

Jaqi said...

Wow, what an amazing job you have done, you are brilliant at drawing, Well done you are so clever , Im afraid im hopeless at drawing, dont know where my kids get it from as they are like you.....Hope you enjoy the rest of your course, although I know you will, Jaqi x

Jackie said...

Its lovely to see all the work here and then see it all put together. I keep promising myself some drawing practice but seem to sit with my laptop instead of pencil....

teri said...

Holy smokes, these are great! I have never done a Suzi realistic class, but looks like I should. Bravo to you, Linda. Wonderful stuff.

*jean* said...

definitely working hard here....such good work too! well done, well done, well done!! drawing skills never go away if you keep using them - wow...

Judy Scott said...

Hello again ~ these are fabulous ~ all the shading and the eyes and portraits too, bravo! I just found out about the class and wanted to join in the fun but was a day too late :( not to worry ~ Suzi is such brilliant fun, enjoy the classes and I'll follow your progress through ~ love Judy