Yay! Today is Friday Face OFF, (FFO)
It's easy create a blog post, feature a face and then link up with me. It can be Human, alien, animal hey even vegetable. In any medium.
I've been drawing in the evening to relax. Once I get started I do forget any stress or problems. Mr. M. asked why I cut this first ones her head off. I joked and said, "I didn't want to draw hair." ha ha ha. It was, however, a design decision.
I've been asked by several people if I draw from my head, or photos or life. Most of the drawings are from my head. I simply just start. I have drawn 2 or 3 portraits from life. It's very different from a photo or just out of my head.
I don't start a face the same way each time.
Here are a few examples.
The mouth and nose first.
Then up to the eye.
This one I started at the nose.
All of these are finished pieces but just wanted to show how I start a face.
I hope you enjoyed the post and will join in.
I am joining in with Gillena for
Have a great day.
I enjoyed seeing your faces and the tutorial of how you draw the faces.
thanks for hosting
...the eyes are so expressive.
Wow, I could never do this without a pic or such, you´re a great artist!
I´m sorry I cannot join you, it´s not ready... Maybe over the long weekend and then on T-Day, and if no one runs away screaming I might try to join here - the one in work I´ll "sell" as "general art" maybe ;-)
Love especially the one where the one eye is already there, perfect! The lips, the nose, wow!
I watched a few videos (freebies from last September) that suggested to start with the eyes. I see you choose not to do that most of the time. You have drawn some beautiful faces, Nicole. My FFO is a bit of a cop out, but I have company and still wanted to join the fun.
My faforite is the last one. I like the face as well as the hairstyle. :)
Your portrait drawings are very expressive and well done.
Wishing your weekend is wonderful, full of joy xx
I am impressed!
Your faces are always fun to look at and the fact that you draw them from your imagination, not a photo, makes them even more interesting!
The one with mouth and nose first, then one finished eye is my favorite! One eye is all I need. I love it.
Lovely faces, Nicole! Funny exchange between you and Mr M about the top of her head. I agree with Tom — the eyes in your portraits are so expressive.
My mermaid was done from my head but I mostly use reference images for portraits. How interesting that you start off from different facial points with different faces.
By the way, I was able to paste my post link with no problems this week. Your tweaks worked...thanks!
Have a lovely weekend,
The step-by-step pictures of how you draw faces are very fascinating. I don’t draw, or do any art, so I would not have guessed how it is done.
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Lovely faces Nicole. Noses are so hard to get right I think. Have a great day ahead.
Wonderful faces. I've got a fish face for you today! Valerie
You're such an amazing artist Nicole! I love your faces. My gosh, I need to practice facial features. I draw mostly from photos, I'm very visual and I can't picture how realistic features look just by thinking about them. Very cool drawings! ♥
Just posting a second comment because I forgot to click for email follow up comments!! ☺☺
Luv your exquisite portraits. Happy you linked up at Art For Fun Friday
Oh such marvelous portraits ~ such talent ~ Xo
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
You have a wonderful imagination, DVArtist. I like the heads off look.
Wonderful drawings Nicole! It's interesting to see the different ways you start your portraits. I always start with the eyes, I can't imagine starting with somethng else. Maybe I should try ;-) I'm glad to see you're still creating. I was over at the PPF-blog just now, and was sad to see they stopped with the weekly parties. I was so used to it always being there. Oh well, time moves on and so do we I guess. Hope all is well with you! Have a great Friday and weekend! xox
Unless I change my comment settings I can't reply your a single comment. So for everyone, thank you for joining in and leaving a comment. It is much appreciated.
Faces have never been my strong suit -- I really admire what you do.
Thanks for reminding me Nicole, so happy to be here today. Beautiful pencil work in your faces you have a tender way with that pencil, I myself am quite hard when I start from scratch. I especially love the offset glance they are so difficult to draw you did a marvellous job my friend.
Happy FFO Hugs Tracey xx
You are so good at painting expressions. The subjects' moods are clear, even in the pieces not yet finished.
I have enjoyed seeing your faces, thanks too for the tutorial - interesting.
All the best Jan
For some reason I find face interesting.
Coffee is on and stay safe
So wonderful! I like the second one very much!
Hi again and thanks for comment. I wonder your difficulties as any other blog haven't difficulties with my blog. I have McAfee's security and it doesn't react your blog so your blog is a mystery 🙄
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