Faces, that is. I think I'm really going to enjoy and benefit from my 101 Faces project this year. I'm not doing a portrait series, but more an exploration of the face as a vehicle for emotion and meaning, and/or as an incarnation of light, texture and form. Here are my first two faces of the series and I look forward to gaining a higher degree of playfulness and inventiveness with materials as I go along! The first is a colored pencil sketch of a Botticelli self portrait and the second is a pencil and watercolor sketch of a relative of a dear friend of mine. She and her relative are Urkrainian.>
These and all the pieces in this series are/will be roughly 6" x 7", 1/16th of a 22" x 30" sheet of Fabriano Artistico hot press watercolor paper. This size will work well for a large grouping. I'm really excited about this project! Many of the pieces will be done from life, but I'm using all sources at my disposal!
I've mentioned my messy studio, so thought I'd sketch it in its current tidy state. This is exactly the kind of drawing I wouldn't have attempted before last year's month-long study of interiors! The twelve months of sketching various topics helped in many ways. Not that this is perfect or a masterwork, but I had fun doing it.