Today is Friday Face OFF (FFO). This is the place to show off any type of face. It can be art, photo, family faces, nature faces, even monster and alien faces. Link up, link back to me, and leave comments.
It's that easy.
I am always looking at faces. Live faces when I go out, faces on line, and of course the faces I see in my mind and dreams. The other day while on line I found a face that just stopped me. I don't know who she is or what her story is but I do believe she is an amazing woman.
This face holds secretes and tells stories. I don't know if I could draw her and do her justice. However, I love her face.
Now for some of my art this week. I draw best when my easel is up and I can see straight on. I can tape a reference picture up and sit while I draw. However, my easel is up against the wall behind my cutting table. With all my starter plants and other art I am doing it was in the way. Now I can't get it out to draw.
This is old but wanted to give you a visual of how I normally darw.
I do see a difference when drawing on a flat table. Good or bad I'm not sure.
This week for the featured artist, it is....
I am also linking up with Gillena
Now it's your turn to show me your face.
Back when studying we had "Figure drawing" - per figure 30-90 second time and we worked on easels, too, standing.
But ever since I sit at the table and have it flat. With all the pencils and stuff I would not know how to do it different.
Your faces are... wonderful, esp the first.
And that lady. I bet she has lots to tell and I sure would love to listen!
I agree that elderly woman has an amazing story to tell and she must have led a beautiful life, too. I love how you shared some of your older works, too. The woman is lovely and the man looks SO happy. Thanks for these great faces you have shared, dear Nicole.
That old woman's face is full of expression, a bit sad and very beautiful. I often find old faces very interesting, much more interesting than young ones. As you said, they have stories to tell.
I like your drawing of the woman's face, Nicole. She looks like she is either going to tell a really good joke or is just before bursting out laughing. It's something very positive - I like it. We have a saying in German - "den Schalk in den Augen haben" -, but I don't know how to translate this into English adequately.
Love that amazing face, and the faces that you draw. Happy Friday, hugs, Valerie
Good morning, Nicole,
The photo of an old woman is impressive and beautiful. I'm waiting for seeing your painting of her.
Wishing your weekend is wonderful, and thank you for the challenge xx
She has such a beautiful smile. She looks like she faced her life's challenges and won.
Your lady IS a real beauty. This is pretty much how I wanted to look when getting really old. I have that kind of hair but more of a yellow tone in it. Thanks for sharing her.
hm, you might be able to draw her on black paper to get the hair right? Not sure about the face though! Maybe a combination of white and black paper?
These sketches are superb! Emotions are coming through.
...Nicole, you found a sweet face this week. Thanks for hosting the party.
Your talent never ceases to impress me, Nicole.
Both of your faces are great this week Nicole. The upright drawing has more details but I think you captured a lot of emotion in them both. And your internet face is quite a strong one for certain. Have a great FRiday and weekend ahead. hugs-Erika
Thanks for showing your faces Nicole and for featuring me today! Maybe you can paint your inspiration lady sometime.
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Lovely and excellent portraits ~
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
yes she has amazing and cute face dear Nichole :) loved her smile that reflects from her eyes as well otherwise it is hard to have smile in eyes specially at this part of age and i think this quality makes it impressive :)
in your first art the eyes and hat are white which look different than original .though second art is absolutely beautiful charged with life and cheery fulness :) loved her more
I agree about the face. She certainly looks like it would be interesting to sit with her and talk about days gone by.
I don't use an easel but put everything flat on the table. I know good artists use an easel but it just seems foreign and awkward to me. I should get over that.
That is a great found face. Yes, she does have stories to tell. And I really love your own work as well. Your portraits are striking.
That's a woman with spunk!
Happy Friday, Nicole! The woman's face that you found on line is lovely. She has so much character, and her face is written with life. People are so desperate to look younger today, and often they end up looking freaky. She looks beautiful, and I wish I could talk with her, and learn her story. Thanks for sharing your artistic process. I have worked on an easel very rarely. My parents did, but my mother often sketched sitting down. The man also has a face shaped by life. He would be fun to talk with too. The flat-sketched woman is younger, but you've captured her well ~ it's in her eyes and her slight smile. The sparkle in her eyes and her small smile make me think of the Mona Lisa. I think she has a fun secret she's not going to share! And I adore Christine's cat! Have an enjoyable and relaxing weekend!
Such an extraordinary face and what a smile. This is something that must be very difficult to render in a drawing. The ones you have started are full of promises. have a good weekend
I've not tried drawing a face using an easel, perhaps I should give it a try to see if it is any easier.
Thanks for linking to Art For Fun Friday
Oh I agree-her face is beautiful....Your drawings are SO good!
Your face drawings and collections are always enlightening — they just speak about themselves and their identity. Lovely.
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I like both your drawings, the man and the woman. And I also love the expression of the old woman!
Thanks for sharing info about your artistic process.
I was interested in the paintings made by a Canadian artist, R. Roske Shelton. She lives close to the ocean and her drawings mainly show the sea.
Have a nice weekend, Nicole !
the expressive face of the old lady reminds me a bit of the face of my Aunt Mitzi - mischievous in the eyes, suffering experienced many times (hubby lost in the war, son lost, second hubby lost), but never los her humor. When she was 91 I dedicated a blog post to her -
She died at the age of 96 - and in the last year of her life she looked like the woman you show. I am convinced that she too has a similar story and a similar character to Aunt Mitzi. And I'm sure you could paint her well, because your other portraits are wonderful, too.
I'm featuring many faces on my blog today - one on a mug, one on a champagne flute, dog, cat, horse, and family and friends faces...
All the best from Austria, happy weekend and a good start into April!
Hugs, Traude 😘
PS: If you would like to draw my Aunt Mitzi it would make me very happy. But I know it's not easy with her glasses...
I love your amazing lady and I agree she must have much to share with the world. Is there no way to find out who she is and what her story is? I think you should draw her ... you do beautiful faces and I am guessing you would be able to capture the mystery in her eyes.
I have never used an easel. My mother used one but then she was a true artist. I never set myself up as an artist ... I think I have said this before. My mother and sister were so talented and could paint from their memory or their imagination. I have to have a model of some sort to create anything. So I really don't think of myself as a true artist. But, I love art and if not my own, I love to see what others can do and that is why I love the TAD and FFO ... it brings joy into my life. So easel or not, I think you should paint or draw your mystery lady ... don't you love the challenge? This is, as always, a lovely post, Nicole ...
Andrea @ From the Sol
I do like the face of the elderly woman ...
I like both of your drawings.
Wishing you a good weekend.
All the best Jan
Thank you for sharing your art
I love the first photo, too. She looks like she has her own collection of wonderful secrets. And that wee smile!
I like reading a person's face. There are times their face can tell you more than if they were to speak.
Love your face studies and art.. amazing
I agree with you. That elderly lady has a wonderful face, she looks full of mischief for one thing.
Your face sketches are so good, as always.
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