Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wonders Never Cease

Not only have I ALWAYS said I am not creative, but I am most certainly not artistically talented. I have been stretching myself (and enjoying it) to do some mixed media projects such as tags and canvases and art journal spreads. Yesterday I came across a free class that I decided to tackle. The class is called “Art, Heart and Healing” and it grabbed my interest because it mentioned drawing portraits, something I always knew I could NEVER do!

Today I worked through the beginning part of the class, doing my “work” on printer paper, as I was so sure it would end up in the trash and so did not want to waste good art journal pages.

Thanks to the excellent instruction, I can actually see that this is something I can learn to do, with time and patience. I am posting my first attempt, as a reminder to myself that I should never say never and should always be willing to stretch!

For those who really ARE artistically talented, don’t laugh. Just nod your head knowingly (we all have to start somewhere)…..

my first portrait attempt w border


inkyfingers said...

Your sketch is amazing, would never have thought this was your first try. Her eyes are beautiful!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Why would we laugh? It's fantastic and I LOVE that you are trying new things and applying them!!! I think she is her innocent face!

Marjie Kemper said...

I love how you explore so many different possibilities... this face is great and I too would never think it was your first. Wish we could play together some time.