Brain Stretches with Sketches & Karen #1- How to Draw Even ANGRIER Faces in the Fun Fab Drawing Club!
Hi there Fun Fab Drawing Club Member!!
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If you've been following along with new lessons, we're still hangin' out in the Expression Sketchin' Series Classroom, and will be here for a while. If you haven't done a lesson here yet, don't give it another thought - these fun projects aren't going anywhere :)
When you're ready to do a lesson in this classroom, I've got tons of additional resources waiting for you to help you through the lessons, including a Score Card to track your progress, and a Face Drawing Reference packet!
👉Download yours here:
👉Last week I released a 1-Hour lesson Face #3, (below) in a Fun Fab FIERCE style. If you did this with me, read the blog, or email from last week, you already know I wasn't thrilled with my end results. LOL!
All links are affiliate and are for U.S. residents - always use what you have on hand!
Because of that, this week I've come back with a "take 2" of that project, and created a little 30-Minute-lesson for you called Brain Stretches & Sketches with Karen. It's short and sweet and extremely helpful! I really dig into WHY my original face didn't look as fierce as I'd hoped she would, and share a ton of tips about how to choose excellent face drawing references like the ones shown below (I have a PDF of these angry face drawing references in the classroom for you too!).
Understanding what makes an AWESOME face drawing reference image is a super important skill to have for all types of face drawing, but is essential if we want to draw expressive faces, as you'll see :)
😜She looks pretty pissed, doesn't she?! Mission accomplished!
Supplies for this Project:
Remember, use anything you have on hand already.
This is what I'm using:
Toned Paper: Bee Toned Paper
a White Prismacolor Pencil
a Black Charcoal Pencil (black colored pencil or stabilo is fine too!)
Pentel Pocket Brush Pen https://amzn.to/3WIhj9g
Uni-ball Signo Impact with 1.0 mm nib https://amzn.to/2UsSq34
Sharpie White Paint Marker (2 Pack) https://amzn.to/3aUAd8z
👉Not in the mood to draw an angry face / Fun Fab FIERCE Face? But don't know what you wanna draw today? No problem! Scroll through the Fun Fab Drawing Club Visual Index to decide what you'd love to draw next with me step-by-step, start to finish!!
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Wanna Know What's Coming Up?
Here's a glance at future projects coming up when during August:
As announced earlier this week on Facebook, I'm changing the format of our monthly club meetings a bit :) Everyone LOVES doing an artsy activity together LIVE, and I totally enjoyed doing the mini-lesson this week, so that's the plan moving forward.
👉Our next Brain Stretches & Sketches & Karen will be Friday, 8/25.
👉Need a project to look forward to? Check THIS Fun Fab FIERCE FIGURE out!! She's coming your way at the end of the month! Stay tuned:)
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Sooooo many of your common questions may already have a video ready & waiting for you with the answer on the Awesome Art School YouTube Channel, or directly in the Fun Fab Drawing Club classrooms themselves :)
Here are some quick resources in case you need them:
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❤️TOTAL DRAWING BEGINNER? Join me here to learn about how to get around & drawing supplies I love, or get started on your first drawing project with me right here in the Pixies classroom!
❤️NOT A DRAWING BEGINNER & want a FUN project to work on? Scroll through the Visual Index to find one that floats your boat!!
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That's it for this week :)
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Karen Campbell, Mixed Media Artist, Author & Online Art Class Instructor
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