I have been practicing my faces this week guided and encouraged by the talented Katie Smith from Studio Katie and Get Messy Art Journal in the run up to the new class called ‘Sketching Faces’ and hosted by Get Messy.
The top ladies are painted in black ink using a sumi brush and using a template provided by Katie which I put under my paper as a guide. I like to put my own style on my faces and I am learning so much from this class and getting more confident at faces which are not straight on, like profiles and turned to one side slightly. I used my new favorite paper for these sketches which is ‘Tomoe River’ paper, it is lightweight but still stands up to ink without warping too much.
The middle faces are painted onto vintage ledger paper which has a nice rough texture and absorbs the ink giving an interesting look.
The last girl has painted botanicals in her hair and I used a stencil with ink in a mister to get the red background, finally I went in with my sumi brush to make some marks with blue/black ink.
Happy Thursday x