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Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Goodie and Some Crap!

With this 29 Faces Challenge I seem to do one fairly good face and then the next one is pure grade A crap! That's exactly what happened here...

I did this face with colored pencils and GooGone. 
I like how she turned out...

Face #15

Then I did this...
Face #16

which is the grade A crap I mentioned!
Her nose is terrible
and her eyebrows don't match.
Everything about her is wrong!!!
She looks tough and angry.
Not my best work!!

I hope the one I'm working on for today is much better...and I hope you're having a great weekend. Our weather is beautiful...I have the sliding door open onto the back patio.  

36 comments:

  1. The colored one are beautiful and the other one isn't bad either. Perhaps not what you wanted but she's not bad. Tough and angry, she might be a real fighter then don't you think?

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    1. She's definitely not what I had in mind!

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  2. Stop it!!! You are doing just fine, Hugs Mary:)

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  3. I find that I have to go through the grade A crap to get to the good stuff...in life their is balance? I like both faces actually.....xox

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    1. You're right Corrine...I have to take the bad with the good.

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  4. I would totally color the "crap" one. More often than not the ones that I didn't initially like turn into favorites by the time I'm finished with them. I think that it is because her story comes to life in my head while I am painting! Can't hurt to try!

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    1. I'll try that, Michelle...I haven't discarded her yet.

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  5. I think though at first you do not like your girl ... At the end you have a beautiful girl with a very exotic and enigmatic face.

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  6. I love your girl, and the one you dont like, I think turned out wonderful

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    1. thanks, Lee...maybe I'll work on her and like her better.

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  7. I like them both! :D

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  8. Love the autumnal hair colour! In real life each side of our face is not the same, therefore your second face is unique, as are we all.

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    1. So true, Linda...I didn't think of that when I drew her.

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  9. Thanks for sharing your good and bad! Love the "good" one's hair colour especially. The second face looks kind of stern, but I think you could work with that and make a different kind of character. I agree with Michellem that colouring her might make all the difference.

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    1. Thanks, Viv...everyone has convinced me to add some color and see what happens.

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  10. I love your random act of art -- and I especially like seeing the ones you're less happy with -- good or bad, that helps us all!

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    1. I try to share it all no matter how bad it is!

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  11. You are too hard on yourself..Stop that!!! Right now!! LOL

    The great thing is you are doing this, and keeping up with it. You will get that second one to where you like it in the end. And if you don't, it is still part of the collective series of faces. I like that bit of a defiant look she has.

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    1. I'm determined to finish this challenge so even if I don't like some of the faces they're still part of it.

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  12. Seriously LOVE this portrait, Janet. She's my red-haired daughter completely. Also, don't know if you noticed it but the portrait laying in the pencil box is a very pretty presentation as the pencils make up a sort of natural frame.

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    1. You're right, Annie...maybe I'll try another photo and do the pencils as a frame.

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  13. LOL Janet, I love how you tell it like it is....except it's not! Not crap. It looks like me when I first wake up in the morning with my lips pouting and my nose whompyjawed. Need to add a few wrinkles. A FEW I said! It's a natural face. You should embrace it. Love it.I do. Hope you color it. xo

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    1. You have me laughing over this comment! I sorta look like that in the mornings, too. Guess I'll color her and see what happens.

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  14. Hi Lady, Love your face. They just get better and better. Colored penci and Goo Gone? How did you use the Goo Gone or have I missed an earlier post.

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    1. Sharon, I sent you an email with a link to the technique.

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  15. Super! Beautiful face, I like them both too!

    Goo Gone or Baby oil both work great for blending color pencils!

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    1. Thanks, Cherie...I haven't tried the baby oil but I heard it works good, too.

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  16. The first face awesome. The second face just needs more work, that's all. Deep started for me this week. We are working on the same painting for six weeks. I can't imagine ow much it will change. I think often as artists we don't go deep enough, don't spend enough time on something. I know if you spend more time on that face it will be more to your liking.

    Kate

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    1. I know I don't spend enough time on these faces but I plan to come back and work on them more when the challenge is over.

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  17. Your first face looks great! I wonder if you have explained already how you use the GooGone as part of the process. I will look back at your previous posts to see if you've talked about it. Sounds interesting!

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    1. Yes, Andria...I had a post earlier about the technique. Here is a link to the blog post that I linked to...
      http://dorcasdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/08/colored-pencil-tutorial.html

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  18. You are so tough on yourself!!! I kept looking at the eyebrows, trying to find what doesn't match, and couldn't. Maybe it's good that I wear bangs, who knows if my eyebrows match :) The first lady is soft and wistful. Love the colors and absolutely adore the first photo of her among the color pencils. I wonder what would have happened with the second one if you continued to work on her...

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  19. What?? Crap!! No....No....I love her!! Faces are so hard...so interesting and the more you do the better ya get!! You are rocking this Janet :D

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