Hi everyone, my face a week project sure was hard work.. finding the time to do a face I am happy with was getting frustrating..so I am changing. Taking away the pressure of one each week.
It has been suggested for a while now that I work too small, and should move onto larger surfaces. this in itself is so scary, a bigger surface means mistakes are bigger too!!!
But I took the plunge and bought a sketchbook that is now DOUBLE the size of my old one...
Should you be interested, this is the one I bought.. The pages are 8.3 by 11.7 inches.
I use mostly Derwent pencils..
So, what have I challenged myself with?? Well recently I went off camping with the PaperArtsy team/family to V fest Chelmsford, to watch a ton of bands.. (I had never heard of most of them) We had a great time and it got me thinking about how I could create a great keepsake for myself of the weekend.
so I made a list of all the bands and comedians that i saw over the 2 days. Turns out to be 19.. gulp.. I did think to do a collage type sketch from each day, but even on this larger paper to fit 10 heads on there would have made them tiny..
So I am challenging myself to draw a face from each band/person/act.. on bigger paper.... and they will get done as and when I have time.
The first band we saw on day 1, was Kodaline. I didn't know much about them, had only heard them briefly before that weekend. They were ok. Not really my kind of music, but I would happily listen and sing along if I heard them now.
Here is their website KODALINE WEBSITE
Here is their youtube channel KODALINE YOUTUBE
The guy I chose to draw is Steve Garrigan...
My favourite starting point..
Here it is part way through..
Here he is finished...
I took quite a few other photos, if you would like to see them all, then watch this little slideshow.
(Note the music in the video is not Kodaline)