Day 2 of #the100dayproject was inspired by this video on shading with Tombow dual brush pens by artist Karen Campbell. I started with a pencil sketch and then added several layers of Tombow brush pens activating them with water then letting them dry before adding the next layer. Then I added a few details with a black Faber-Castell PITT artist pen.
For today, I continued my profile practice. I want to give a shoutout to the artist Karen Campbell for her amazing instruction on drawing profiles. Her instruction made a huge difference.
For this face I made a pencil sketch and then used watercolors, Ecoline brush markers, black and blue elegant writer pens, black Faber Castell pen, and black and white Stabilo-All pencils.
Oops! I forgot to post my face yesterday. I’m following along with Mab Graves’ Drawlloween prompts and incorporating them with my daily face practice. The prompt yesterday was “bat.” My paper did not hold up well, but it gives her face texture.
Something I’ve learned through this process is that I don’t do well following along with a video as someone draws or trying to draw from a reference photo. I really want to be able to copy what I see while I’m learning, but every time I try, it does not go well for me. I’m a much more intuitive artist, and despite my best intentions to copy what I see, I always end up tuning out the video or reference photo and going off on my own.
So, today I just did my own thing, and here’s what came through. I did a pencil sketch, then went over it with a sharpie art marker, and then used Winsor and Newton skin tone alcohol markers to add color. I’m just learning to use alcohol markers, and so far, I like them.
My intention for the end of these 100 days is to draw faces quickly and easily, applying the right shading intuitively, and to identify all the mediums I love to work with and that work best for me.
I have been struggling with drawing faces, so I’ve decided to draw 100 faces in 100 days. I’m loosely following Karen Campbell’s #100FunFabFaces
Below are my first seven faces.