See the full post for details on why I’m painting faces and the upcoming portrait party.
Above: painted sketch of a man's head—Pentel Pocket Brush Pen covered with Golden Fluid Acrylics. The tan paper base is Magnani Annegoni Designo, with collaged page of text from a mystery book across the center of the spread showing through the paint, with its edges also visible. This journal I made is 5-3/4 x 7 inches, so the spread is 11-1/2 inches wide.
It's time to be focusing on portraits—human faces not birds and dogs (as is my usual habit). The MCBA Visual Journal Collective's Third Annual Portrait Party is next Monday—January 17, from 7 p.m. (sharp) to 9:30 p.m. Follow the link for more details on the Collective and on this event, which is the first item listed on this year's schedule. Note that there is a $5 (cash or check) fee for this meeting to pay for supplies. You also need to bring your favorite black ink pen.
(I say 7 p.m. sharp because it's Martin Luther King Holiday and Open Book is actually closed that day. We will have people at the doors until 7 p.m. sharp to let folks in, but after that the people will be pulled into MCBA so that they can participate. We'll begin sketching right away! Plan to come a little early so you can find a parking spot and be settled and ready to draw!)
Because the Portrait Party is coming up I have been working on human faces in my journals through out December and early January. I'll share some of them with you in short posts this week. For me it's funny to see my hand going wide and sometimes narrow. It's time to get the Memory Drawing execises out again (more on that another time).