Thursday, 21 August 2008

Suzi Blu Workshop, First Tasks

Day one of the Suzi Blu workshop - 'Les Petite Dolls'.

She taught us how to draw eyes, how to tilt heads and sketch gestures (very clever techniques).
Our homework was to practise these and then have a go at drawing a full length person (scary!)
I've only got as far as the shoulders up to now, but as I've never been brave enough to draw people before I'm quite proud of myself.
If you know Suzi's work you'll see we are copying her style to start off with. We will eventually combine our drawings with background textures, patterned papers, embellishments etc.


My very first attempts at drawing faces - the course is 8 weeks long, so hopefully I'll improve!!

Linda xx


Rosie said...

Oh WOW WOW! Haven't you been having fun? Brilliant start, can't wait to see more.

Sandy..... said...

I wish I could take part in Suzi's class....just not feasible for me right now. :(

Looks like you're doing a great job so far! I especially like the last one (in the blue shirt!)

Jo Hassan said...

Wow, these are fab. Can't believe you've never drawn faces/people before. Infact, so impressed I've just signed up to Suzi's class too...eek! So thank you so very much for telling us about it.
Hugs Jo xx

Jaqi said...

Oh Wow Linda, You are flying, you have done loads. They are great. You make it look like its fun anyway.
Im hopeless at drawing, good with stick men and thats about it....LOL maybe I should think about doing a class ! Jaqi x

Anonymous said...

You are so talented ,you have got it straight away!!! ,brilliant work .
I will look forward to seeing more of this project.
Love from sesga xx

Shashi Nayagam said...

I think you have a natural talent for faces. With this class you will get the confidence to do faces. It is a lovely start and looks like a wonderful class.

PatchworkGirl said...

Aww they look like little dolls! I'v given you award on my blog :)

Sue said...

Oh Linda - these pages are great. You have a true talent - just love looking at your work and your blog ...

Chriss Rollins said...

hello linda well well well u are amazing ....i saw suzi's course too but thought maybe the next one she does as didnt feel ready for this one.
but i just dont think i could do the faces...i adore her work so much and you are such a natural...well done.
the work you are producing is something to be proud of.
and the doll is fabulous i love her to bits...the face is so arty she has your name all over it.
well done again.
have a lovely day.
catch you later.
chriss x

LazyKay said...

Looks like you're the perfect student.

I particularly like that second face sketch when she looks pensive.

Can't wait to see what comes next.



Heather Robinson said...

Oh Linda! These sketches are amazing. I so admire you for taking this workshop and will enjoy hearing about your progress. I'm off to have a look at this site!

pammyjo said...

Linda, these are super sketches, I can't wait to see more. I've never done faces except Santa faces, which are so fun. I admire you learning new things.

Jacky said...

Hi Linda, I love what you are doing in your Suzi Blu classes. I have watched a few of her technique tips on youtube and they were fantastic. I didnt know you could do online classes so I am off to check them out...thanks so much for sharing and you are doing a FANTASTIC job with these faces. Cant wait to see more.

Fantastic Figments said...

They look great. I am just running through art blogs and I came to your site. I think your dolls look great. Keep it up.


WendyCarole said...

They are great