Smiling Man (#29): 100 Face Challenge

Watching TV the other night, inspiration hit me.  I decided it might be worth trying to capture this man using a still of his face, which I found quickly, thanks to the magic of Google images.


This was the result, with 2B graphite pencil in my Strathmore Mixed Media journal. I hope you enjoy!

To everyone affected by the snowstorm, I think after digging out, it’s time for paint, pencils, and splashes of happiness?   Everybody, let’s dance.    Peace and Happy Sunday to you.

70 thoughts on “Smiling Man (#29): 100 Face Challenge

  1. Laura, very very Impressive drawing! You have progressed in a huge quantum leap, its amazing to see 🙂 do you ever look at your drawings from last year, and then look at your current work? Eye Opener!!

    this is a very good drawing with great use of tones and shape placements, etc. Well Done! 🙂 cheers, Debi

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    1. Debi, thanks so much! You just made my night! Really appreciate it. It is an eye opener; I think drawing every day makes a huge difference. I so love that you took the time to encourage me, it means everything! I hope you had a great trip and are feeling refreshed! ❤

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  2. Hi Laura!
    I watched some old and new Seinfeld stuff online yesterday after working on my wordpress site. Thank you for finding it and liking it! And best wishes for a juicy and creative 2016! You’re an inspiration!

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  3. Hi Laura: Evidently I was busy at the end of January and missed quite a few emails, including the one for this blog post. Great job – I am so impressed with your talent in drawing portraits!

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I seem to just love faces. I think I’ve finally found what I’m supposed to do in art with this challenge. I can’t get enough of them! Back in high school, faces were something I always wanted to do, but I was really terrible at drawing them. Maybe it’s meno lol? I don’t know, but suddenly I can do it and I really enjoy it. No clue how it happened (I think it comes straight from God, honestly, because I know it’s not me). Have a wonderful weekend ahead and I’m really glad you enjoyed this portrait! More to come tomorrow – he will be harder to guess though (I think).


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