Thursday, February 8, 2018

#DayAFaceFeb

Thank you to everyone who posted healing wishes for me last Friday. I'm currently still on crutches but every day is an improvement so I am doing OK. Linking up my new found love...digital art this week to Paint Party Friday.

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I admit I have attempted doing the 29 faces challenges before but I've never completed them...
Not. Once.
But being one that never gives up I'm going to try again. I have new factors to add in...a banged up knee that I'm having to keep elevated which means trips back to the art room are challenging. BUT I got myself an IPad for Christmas with the intention of learning digital art so I am going to try and do a digital face every day and I figure this will be a great way to learn!

Day 1
I downloaded a free APP called Sketches which is really made for children and doodling. This fact seem to make it less daunting and I just played with the brushes and trying to figure out how it works.  Hopefully as I improve I will get the courage up to download a better APP.
Day 2
Upped my game a little bit, now learning how the different brushes lay over one another. Also learning how to mix the colors. I am quite fascinated by this new art form and find it to be addicting! 
day 3
I am noticing that my hand falls asleep while drawing, which is the same thing that happens when I try and something like zen-doodling. I think I am gripping the pen too hard, it doesn't happen when I paint or draw normally...I think I stress and grip...
day 4
I decided to be brave and download a more "adult" program, well one with more bells and whistles anyway. I also wanted to sketch men so I tried Bob Ross. It's funny in a bad way, lol, but I'll keep working on this. I call this Bob Ross on Botox, 😜
day 5
Playing around with my new program, trying to learn how to use things. I was trying a new style by emulating Tina Berning but got side tracked playing with the digital brushes, lol Definitely loose.

day 6
Today I am feeling more comfortable with the digital brushes, I accidentally tilted the paper but cannot figure out how to do it on purpose, lol Each day has it's own learning curves for sure! I did notice that my hand didn't fall asleep so I must be relaxing a little more. 😜

day 7
So excited that I have now discovered how to tilt my "paper" and the enlarge it so I can work on details better. Little steps sure can make one feel accomplished as long as you are stepping in the right direction!
day 8
Well today I learned how to work the symetry feature, which was pretty darn cool for drawing a face. This is a feature I could learn to love although it feels like cheating a bit, however I got over that guilty feeling cause I liked it too much, lol I'm learning how to create png pictures and the fill background...it's a lot harder than one would think...


18 comments:

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic artwork Sandee! All of your sketches look outstanding!

Gail Pickens-Barger, E-RYT said...

So what is the name of the Sketches App, and the name of the other drawing App you are using?

Love it!

Get better.

Gail

Jean said...

You are really growing each day! Such fun! Love them!

John R said...

These are great. Never tried digital, but your faces inspire me to give it a go.

Faye said...

Hope your knee is better each day! I have no idea how you did these digital paintings but they are wonderful.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Sandee I am so sorry you have a banged up knee and are on crutches. Sending you healing energy. Your faces are great! I love day 5. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your 29 faces.

sirkkis said...

I see you have began better and better... The last to girl are very good. I have made digital art for several years but never with phone or tablet. Happy PPF ❤




Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic faces, well done, and good luck for keeping up the whole time. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Jan said...

How exciting to try something new!
Great faces!!!
Hope your knee feels better soon!

Happy PPF!!!

Linda Kunsman said...

these are fantastic faces Sandee! Looks like you're hooked on going digital:) Happy PPF!

denthe said...

Wow! It's amazing to see the progression from the first face to the last! You certainly learnt a lot! Digital art is still a bit of a mystery to me. I want to learn it but it's daunting to start. Love what you're doing here!

Mandy said...

Your faces are fabulous....I just may need to download sketches. I am such a novice at using technology....I just can’t fathom it...you’re Frida is my favourite....happy ppf and thanks for the inspo...xx

~Rasz~ said...

Oh WOW!!! What fun! Your faces are great. Hoping your knee is feeling better and better! At least you have a fun App to create with while you are healing. My faces are not going as fast this year, I am behind from challenging myself a little too much. Usually I have made it through the 29 Faces. Its fun regardless, right? I am looking forward to your digital creations next week. You are getting really good, really fast! Hugz, Rasz

Christine said...

Great job on the faces!

Rike said...

Fabulous sketches - every day with a learning more about digital painting! I too tried but I gave up! So I admire your wonderful results!
Happy PPF!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your week with us. I am impressed with the digital art (a mystery to me). Happy PPF

Beth Niquette said...

I especially loved that last face. He reminds me of someone I love.

Lynda Shoup said...

Sandee, I am sorry that your leg is injured, but the work you are doing on the iPad is thrilling. You have really taken to this medium and it loves you! I am enjoying seeing your portraits. They are all so beautiful.