29 Faces Art Challenge - My Start

February 09, 2016
29 faces


I always intend to practice sketching more than I do.  I belong to a closed Facebook group where we encourage each other to do just that.

While wasting time on the internet over the weekend I found that there was an international art challenge going on for the month of February to draw faces.  Now that's a challenge, as anyone knows that has tried to draw faces.

So, I posted the challenge to the Facebook group and some of us decided to go for it.  It's only embarrassing if I let it be embarrassing, right?

29 Faces Art Challenge


So, here's my first go.  I drew from a photo of my Mom that was taken at my younger brothers' wedding.  Suffice it to say she's much prettier than this sketch would suggest, but I'm happy with it as a first go.  My critique is that she's more feminine in the photo and less angular.  

I think I'll try again at the end of the month to see if the sketching practice actually improves!

Please join me as I attempt to improve my face sketching skills!