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February 16, 2018

It's Paint Party Friday and and 29 Faces...

Thank you to Eva and Kristen for all their hard work keeping
this worldwide, creative, weekly meet-up happening
by being the hostesses with the mostest-es!

I have not done much painting this week.
I am currently engrossed in the wonderful,
annual 29 Faces of February Challenge
hosted by Martha HERE.

The challenge I gave myself was to watercolor paint
ALL 29 faces this month.
In my head it was a great idea, however on watercolor paper...not so great.
It seems that getting familiar with watercolors first,
would have been a better idea.

Instead, I decided to challenge myself by drawing SMALL faces.

The reason drawing small faces is such a challenge
goes back to when I first learned to write.
Instead of having paper laying on a table straight up and down,
or even slightly at an angle,
I have always laid my paper down completely sideways.
With the paper sideways, I would write bottom to top on what would be
the horizontal side side of the paper.
Like this.

Make sense?

No matter what I have done throughout the years,
the way I laid my paper out in front of me stayed the same.
I draw sideways also, which makes it even harder.

Drawing a face sideways usually causes crooked facial features,
even if using lines for reference.
The smaller the drawing, the more difficult it becomes to
get the facial features straight.

Tilted heads are much easier.
So are larger drawings. There is more room to correct errors.

So as most would think a small face a day would go rather quickly,
for me it takes longer. This is a great daily exercise for me.
I still draw sideways however I am getting a little better at it,
I think.

I am late posting and will try to visit everyone throughout the weekend.
Hope you had a fantastic day
and a wonderful week ahead of you.

Hugz, Rasz


A Colorful World said...

Delightful faces!

Valerie-Jael said...

Your faces are beautiful! Happy PPF, have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Mandy said...

Great faces... but food nd then ver challenge ng...and yo draw sideways...that’s pretty cool...happy ppf (#7)...x

Linda Kunsman said...

these are wonderful looking portraitsRrasz! I love your idea for making small faces and using watercolor-something I thought of doing and joining the challenge-but I chicken out everytime;) Would love to be able to watch you draw sideways! Happy PPF!

Faye said...

Rasz, your faces are great. I cannot imagine writing or drawing with the paper placed sideways. I have never heard of anyone else doing this. To produce the lovely art you do in such a manner is phenomenal.

Ayala Art said...

I like them! And yes, each size has it's tricks.... and water color can get naughty on you lol But it is a lot of fun!

~Rasz~ said...

Thank you everyone for your wonderful, sweet comments!

denthe said...

I think painting faces with watercolor is a perfect way to get familiar with them! It's interesting how you lay your paper down sideways, I can imagine it's difficult to get the features straight. But your faces are looking great, nothing crooked about them! Keep up the good work :-) Have a great week xx

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, I never knew this about you. How interesting! Well, I have to say, I think your faces look wonderful! They don't look crooked to me! Keep up the great work! Big Hugs!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Hi Robin. I don't see any thing wrong at all with your faces. They are all wonderful with lots of character. Sideways paper? are you left handed?

Courtney said...

Beautiful faces! I love the 29 Faces Challenge! I've tried to do it a couple times, but never quite can squeeze in a face each day. Still a super fun process and it looks like you've got quite a few completed! Keep it up! :)

Gloria J Zucaro said...

My favorite is the girl with her hair flying out and the moon and stars.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love them all, especially the first one. Her hair and face give her the look of a warrior!