The original of this boy was a photo on a pamphlet at the library.
This next page is a failed collage. (Which happens to most of my collages.) I thought it turned out a hot mess so that's what I titled it. :) (left bottom corner) Then to top off the disaster I unthinkingly practiced an eye and a mouth on the same page—with the eye over the mouth. That looks pretty freaky so I used mat medium to glue napkins around them. Doesn't really help, but it's colorful. lol
The next drawing is another pic from the library pamphlet. Just practicing people. Much more practice is needed.
The next two pages are just more practice. The left side is obviously practicing a nose. The eyes are wrong but they're not really part of it—just quickly stuck in there.The right side is a picture that was in the Artist Magazine e-newsletter. I enlarged it on my monitor until only this part was showing and then tried my hand at colored pencils—just a quick little thing. If I were doing a 'real' drawing with colored pencil it would have to be worked a lot more. I've never tried colored pencil before. One of these days I'm going to take Dede's class. It didn't help matters that I have a very limited selection of colors. I don't have the red I really need.
Well, that's all I've been up to lately. It's really freeing to have a tossed together journal like this to practice in because I don't care if I mess it up. After all, how much worse could it be? lol