Friday, February 14, 2014

29 FACES - DAY 14

[My challenge is to draw a face from the front page of the Seattle Times from that day.]

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Here's my entry for today taken from today's front page.  This was first drawn out with my fountain pen, then colored with watercolors.  I got the paper too wet and had to wait for a while to let it dry out.  I came back later and added some darks.  I let it dry several times and tried putting in more darks and color.  The problem is I'm using sketchbook paper, not watercolor paper.  It will only take so much water and color before it just stops doing anything.

This was drawn from a uncredited photo in an article by Kyung M. Song of the Seattle Times Washington Bureau that was on the front page of the Seattle Times February 14, 2014.

My sweetheart and I went out for lunch to one of our favorite restaurants, Shangai Garden in the International District of Seattle.  I thought I should be posting a portrait of him today, so I sketched him while we waited for our lunch to arrive.  He wouldn't hold still.  I've sketched him so many times, I don't really need to look, but this one turned out not so good.  If you want to see a nice painting I did of him, go here.  

Happy Valentine's Day Darrell - I love you.


  1. The ink/watercolor piece turned out very nice, and there is a look of contemplation on your husband's face.

  2. I loooove the looseness of your line & the way you handle your watercolor is wonderful. (I also think it is really cool that you included the fortunes on the page from lunch with your husband!)

  3. Drawing faces from the paper is such a great idea! A perfect daily art journal exercise. I think I'll challenge myself to draw something from our local do daily or a set number...say Monday, Wednesday, Friday...oh but I read the daily on kindle, hubby reads the analog,maybe I'll ask him to select the daily challenge