Corinne maakt

My drawing and painting life

Day 1 Year of Daily Art

2015-09-01 09.40.22 Day 1 straight

A young man’s face. Gesso and charcoal on card stock. 9×12 inches.

For this first day I write in English and in Dutch. Why Dutch? Because a Dutch saying came to me first when I finished.

English: Yeah, I did my first face! Was it hard? Yes and no.

I looked up a photo on a royalty free site. Wanted a front facing face of a young man. About the same age as the front facing face of the young woman I have been drawing a few days.

I used the technique with charcoal and gesso. Started with a light pencil drawing. It was a rough sketch. If I look at it now it is slightly younger than the photo reference as the face is a little bit more round. I took rather a precise approach to the eyes and mouth, didn’t want them to be as rough as the sketches on the photo of Frida Kahlo I did last week, where afterwards I noticed that the eyes were different, one looked like it was shut (or she had been beaten). Didn’t want that. I wanted a clean face. What a pity that I got all precise – it made me feel a bit tense in the shoulders. Can’t be helped. I am learning. That is a good thing. Tomorrow there’s another day. See you then!

Hoera. De kop is er af. Of eigenlijk: hij staat er op. 🙂 Het eerste gezicht is er . Voor de varatie koos ik voor een mannengezicht en heb een foto van een jonge man gezocht. In augustus had ik deze techniek al eens geprobeerd met een foto van kunstenares Frida Kahlo. Omdat ik achteraf de ogen niet mooi vond, was ik er nu preciezer mee bezig. Terwijl de techniek daar eigenlijk niet zo precies kan zijn of hoeft te zijn. Nou ja, ik kan een volgende keer wat losser te werk gaan met deze techniek, of preciezer met een ander medium. We gaan het zien.  Tot morgen!

Naschrift / edit September 25: Soon this painting will be in my Etsy shop. Be on the lookout for it.


10 comments on “Day 1 Year of Daily Art

  1. Laura (Createarteveryday)
    September 1, 2015

    Looking forward to your journey. Great start! Roll on! 💛

  2. Jodi
    September 1, 2015

    Day 1! Wow! Look forward to the next 364! 🙂

    • corinnebekker
      September 1, 2015

      Thanks Jodi for stopping by. It’s a challenge, so support is much appreciated. I am looking forward to the next 364 too.

  3. Shena
    September 1, 2015

    You are on your way ~ Bon Voyage!

    • corinnebekker
      September 1, 2015

      Thanks Shena for taking the time! Much appreciated coming from you.

  4. mastarre
    September 1, 2015

    De kop is eraf, ik heb het net gepost op facebook. Zo grappig dat je het zelf ook zo zegt. Wat een leuke techniek! Succes!

    • corinnebekker
      September 1, 2015

      Dank je wel, Herma! Ja , ik zag het net op facebook in de Spark groep dat je precies dezelfde woorden gebruikte. Moest er om grinniken.

  5. Jill Kuhn
    September 2, 2015

    A fabulous start Corinne! Very impressive! 😊

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