Drawing Challenges

When Margi asked the class to draw their own faces, a nervous tension stole into the room. Drawing is a challenge for many artists: they are confident in other ways, but drawing has the power to terrify. With a few tips, and lots of encouragement, everyone went on to produce a face, and attach it to a paper doll. The end results were both satisfying, and hilarious. No-one could prevent a giggle from slipping out as they passed the paper doll wall.

Here is the face I drew. I love to draw, but would never purport to be a portrait artist.

Quick face sketch while looking in the mirror

This drawing does show off the shape of my new haircut. If you are wondering where my eyebrows are, let me assure you that they really are hard to find.

Paper Doll Name Tags

My paper doll looks like she’s doing the highland fling. There should be ten paper dolls ~ but this gives you a good idea of how they turned out.

About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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8 Responses to Drawing Challenges

  1. Deb Sims says:

    Doing the highland fling or trying to flag down a tow truck? I love your drawing! It just doesn’t have your mischievous smile!

    • Carol Wiebe says:

      That’s the trouble with drawing your face from a mirror, you are concentrating so hard!

      The people in the class, who had only known me for a day, said the same thing (you look so serious) but it’s really hard to smile and draw yourself at the same time.

  2. Tammy Vitale says:

    These are AWESOME!!!!!!!

  3. Tammy Vitale says:

    shared over on FB – forgot to @ you there…but it’s on my profile page. LOVE this!

  4. Deb Sims says:

    Still it’s totally you!

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