My husband and I were out of town last week and I knew that I wouldn’t have much, if any, time to play art while I was away. But, just in case, I threw some Tombow markers, a graphite and charcoal pencil along with a little mini Strathmore Visual Journal in a shoe box. We were very busy and I didn’t have much time to think about art until I went into a Michael’s store and found a new Cloth Paper Scissors magazine called FACES (It is a Fall 2015 magazine but I couldn’t find a link on their website). One night I had a chance to look through the magazine at all the gorgeous faces created by a number of different artists. I fell in love with the cute little characters created by Karen O’Brien and just had to try one.
For this one, I randomly scribbled on various colors of Tombow markers and very lightly painted them out with a wet paintbrush. Next I drew in the face with a charcoal pencil and added more color with the markers. Very quick and easy and I got my art fix in!
We got home yesterday and last night I started sketching out more faces. The one above was inspired by the cover photo on the magazine which was created by Dina Wakely.
Here are a few more that I did without adding color:
I think I’ll start a new journal of just faces. This one is only 3.5″ x 5″ so I’ll go a little bigger on the size.