March 22, 2012

The Three Faces of Eve



I’m thinking I could have drawn 13 more faces and it would’ve been the 16 personalities of Sybil.  But these aren’t really Eve’s or Sybil’s faces.  They’re mine.  I came across this picture of a blind contour mirror drawing and it looked easy enough.  The rules were:
  1. Look at yourself in the mirror while you draw
  2. Don’t lift your pen from the paper
  3. Don’t look at the paper.


Well, I broke all the rules!  This was not as easy as I thought it would be.  Number one, When I drew my first figure (red), I couldn’t believe how small she turned out.  I thought I was using the whole page.



I think I like this green girl the best….even though she is shedding some tears.  That cheek was calling for something.



Not quite sure what nightmare this blue guy came from.  He’s barely human looking.  Possibly related to Picasso.



This one looks like a Carol Burnett caricature.  Love that chin!



After I got done, the faces were just kind of hanging there….I looked again and  they reminded me of Mardi Gras masks… so that’s how they got their black strap.

This was a fun exercise to let me play with color.  Used those wonderful watercolor pencils to get that variety of color.  Then I just went in and doodled with black, green, red, blue and white markers.  Another simple fun piece.

6 comments:

Robin said...

Oh i love these ...they are awesome...would you mind if i tried it myself and put it on my blog too ... Ill link back to you...what fun .!!

Eden said...

Of course Robin, let me know when its posted I'd like to see your take :)

alarmcat said...

This is so cool! I love how each face turned out!

Marie aka Grams said...

That is the most fun I've seen in ages. I love how you finished them. Thanks for the creative prompt.

Eden said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments and support. These colorful draws are so relaxing and fun to do. I'm glad others can be inspired too :)

Liz said...

These are fantastic :D I love that you went back over them and doodled them into groovy works of art. You are inspirational!

Liz

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