On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Facing a draw

I never dreamed I would eventually be able to draw a facial likeness but this one does, in fact, bear a resemblance to the model.

In class we're currently focusing on heads and faces more than full figures and I find it quite difficult. My list of things to practice just grows and grows while I'm getting older and older.

I'm reading more now too, but that's another post.


  1. A face with lots of character. Good likeness.

  2. Yes, lots of character. Faces are hard, but there are lots of tricks to help to get the proportions right. Knowing where to place the features really helps, too. It's fairly easy to draw the lines, see: http://drawsketch.about.com/library/weekly/aa121202a.htm


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