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:
- Look at yourself in the mirror while you draw
- Don’t lift your pen from the paper
- 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.