After managing to master the intricacies of drawing lips, eyes, a nose and ears, I took the plunge and drew a portrait. This was actually in the spring of last year, but, for anyone who's been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that the proverbial c**p hit the fan in May last year, with a multitude of things happening throughout the summer that meant that my blog had to take a back seat, while I navigated the series of "Unfortunate Events" Lemony Snickett style. You can read about that here.
So, in a bid to "catch you up" with what I drew last year, here are the pencil studies of the facial features...
And here is my first pencil portrait. Her name is Abigail.
I drew Abigail with the help of a library book all about how to draw portraits. She took several days. Due to energy being a very precious commodity for me, I had to work on her in short bursts, and take "energy breaks" to sleep and rest up, (my energy doesn't last too long when concentrating or sitting in one position! Boo!) But, I'm learning to listen to my body and be gentle with myself and I have very happy memories of being completely surprised as she started to appear on the page.
I still can't believe I drew her!
How are you doing with your creative adventures?
Sending much love through the internet ether.