Monday, January 25

A little sketchy . . .

My drawing talent I mean.I've always admired those artists who could fill art journals with sketches of people, places and things.

I'm not one of those people.So, I recently signed up for Misty Mawn's online workshop Drawing and Painting Portraits.And suddenly, an eye kind of looks like an eye! A nose, a little like a nose . . . and a mouth . . . well, you get the picture.This is probably only impressive when you know that three days ago, the faces I drew looked like this.

(The blue marks are because these sketches are part of my class notes.)

There's still time. Sign up here.


  1. When scrolling down through this post, there is a tendency to connect the first three illustrations. This results in a kind of cyclops portraiture, which in turn makes the gentle reader wonder if this is actually how you see people. Or at least some people.

    Still, it represents depth, that is absent in the final illustration of this blog. Future students of your art may one day call this your period of depth awareness.

    I, alone, will remember it as the 48 hours in which you skillfully executed an eye, a nose, and a mouth. I realize it is not my mouth as it is less than a foot wide, and does not have a foot in it.

  2. Leslie,

    Bravo... Keep up the good work:)

  3. Very Nice. I can't draw faces either.
    The 3 day ago face does look like a blind contour drawing though, so much better than you think.....


  4. good for you!!
    i had to take myself through half of the betty edwards workbook DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN before i signed up for a beginning drawing class 2 years ago.
    haven't attempted noses and eyes. i for one am very impressed with your sketches!

  5. Bravo, Leslie.

    I'm looking forward to hearing the technique Misty is using.

    I, for one, really like your contour drawing.

  6. Look at YOU!! Doin it! Yes, the face is a fascinating subject! It appears you have what it takes to honor it.

  7. so very happy you have joined this class!
    You can draw! you can draw very well and you will only get better! ;)
    i do love your blind contour drawing, too!

    thanks so much for sharing, can't wait to see more!

  8. congratulations! great work and btw I really like the last drawing too!!

  9. Love these Leslie! I thought they were Misty's drawings.... but no! You're quite the quick study!! Fabulous!

  10. Watch out world........!!
    And take note!
    Leslie March is now officially drawing portraits!! And so extremely well!! This is GOOD !! AND ~ exciting!

    You are SO good at ALL you do! Because YOU do it with love. AND talent.

    Standing ovation here!!


  11. Wow. What a difference. Don't really want to say "improvement", as the face beFORE your class has a lot of interest going for it!! But in real life? I prefer the more realistic. Can't wait to see what you accomplish!!

  12. Your drawings have such beautiful lines....really lovely!

  13. Great job, I would have thought from these sketches that you had been drawing faces for years! I especially love the eye, and your contour sketch. Kiran's birthday looks wonderful. roxanne

  14. Your drawings are wonderful, even the first one!!
    I wish I could draw more, too.