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Monday, October 10, 2011

***Sketching Pretty Ladies Faces***

Hi Sweet Friends!

Over the weekend I got inspired.

Way, way back, more than 30 years ago when I was
attending my local Community College, I
was a very young 18 year old that did
not really have a *career* in mind.
I had always loved fashion and had dabbled in drawing
ever since I was a kid...but with no
formal training during my schooling years.
It IS definitely something I look back on now with regret.
Why didn't I see the potential I may have possessed?
I know, my momma saw it and like most
teenage kids, I turned a deaf ear.  It wasn't
till I was in my late 30's that I opened myself
up  and allowed my creative side to flurish.

Okay getting back to my story...
I did take a class that year call
Fashion Illustration.  I LOVED that class
and excelled or got an A.  We were taught basics of
shadowing and drawing.  My favorite was drawing
portraits...using a magazine ad picture as my guide.

Well...that leads me to this weekend.
I found an amazing artist, Sue Halstenberg...
 She has done a BEEEAUTIFUL series of Victorian Ladies.
( You can Do a google search or check her etsy shop for
these amazing images.)
  Needless to say these beautiful
images got my juices going.
So I pulled out my colored pencils and began
renewed my rusty sketching abilities. 

In between all of this,
 I also came upon a Facebook friend who was
 sharing some drop-dead-gorgeous
pictures of Victorian Lady Embellished Pictures she
has, with pretty faces and so darling all dolled up!
Very inspired now.
Do ya see where I am going?

NOW, I only drew the just the facial features.
I have some plans swimming in my brain of
how I want to finish these off...but
that may take me a while...
maybe a later post.
But here are the 3 better sketches I am
willing to share with ya'll.

I am not saying these are great. 
But I was so thrilled that I could even do this again.
 I will keep working on them and like in all
of creating, the MORE you practice,
the better you become..or at least I hope so.



Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Lorena!
Well I think those are the most charming ladies! You are very talented!
Their eyes are so pretty!
Keep on sketching you creative lady you!!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Lorena,
Oh my friend your drawings are gorgeous. You have so much God given talent and so blessed.
These ladies you share are so pretty and I agree with Lynn, they have such pretty eyes.

I too think you should keep on sketching. This is amazing.
Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

Hope you have a wonderful evening and great week.
Happy Creating sweetie.
Love to you, Celestina Marie
p.s. the game was so good. Hubby was for either team since we have a soft spot for our Tigers!
In the end, the Rangers won tonight. I think your hubby and mine had text each other last night.

Math Resources said...

Lovely painting and awesome pictures.

Kathy said...

These are beautiful! Keep it up! Interested in your inspiration - will look her up!