Monday, 3 February 2014

29 faces challenge: day 3

When we were on holidays, I taught my 11-yr-old-daughter how to draw a face with shadows. When I looked at the drawing she made, I was facinated by the way she drew the eyes. I loved how big and round they were. This is the drawing she made:


Isn't it gorgeous? (even though she didn't like it at all ...)

So I used these eyes as inspiration for my next drawing, which is the 3rd drawing for the 29-faces-challenge:


I drew the girl in coloured pencils, painted the hair black and then scanned it in and used one of my in-progress paintings as a background in Photoshop.

I love making these eyes. There might be a lot more to come ... ;-)

Off now to visit as many of you as possible ..... Thanks so much for visiting ♥


23 comments:

  1. Beautiful faces, gorgeous eyes! xx

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  2. both of these are wonderful!! tell your daughter she's an artist…keep making beautiful faces with beautiful eyes :)

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  3. I love the shape of the eyes - beautiful work from both of you! :)

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  4. Wat een mooie tekening heeft je dochter gemaakt!! Ze heeft echt talent! En wat leuk dat je "haar" ogen in je nieuwe portret hebt gebruikt. Echt heel gaaf en een supermooie tekening!
    xxx Marianne

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  5. Wow your daughter certainly is learning your awesome skills. Both pieces are wonderful. The eyes have it all.

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  6. You have a very, very talented daughter. At 11 years old she has a very mature style. What I like best about her work, as well as the eyes, is the fact that in spite of the fact that you were teaching her, she has her own style. Talent certainly passes through the family. Yours is lovely, and I like the combination of pencil, paint and digital background.

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  7. Loving your daughters drawing, she obviously has inherited your wonderful talents.
    I love the fragility of your wonderful girl, she looks as if she belongs to the spirit world. Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Your daughter has great talent for an girl. Obviously it is inherited from you. I love your face #3.

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  9. My goodness! Your daughter is very talented!! I soooo love your drawing Denthe! She is a beauty!!

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  10. Denthe- They are sweet.Love your work, my friend!

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  11. How wonderful to create with and be inspired by your daughter.

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  12. hello,

    your daughter's drawing is wonderful, i love all the sweet details.
    your lady is beautiful, i love her black hair, her eyes and lovely body too.

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  13. Gorgeous big eyes on both pretty pieces! How lovely that your daughter shares your talent! Love the big black hair on your painting. Very cool :)

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  14. Beautiful. I do need to get my --- into gear and get started, don't I?

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  15. Love the eyes on both of these. Your daughter has a lot of talent.

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  16. Your daughter is clearly going to take after you artistically. Her face is wonderful and those eyes are so soulful. I love how you've scanned your girl into that background-it looks amazing. I'd love to know how to do that as photo shop just baffles me!

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    1. Thanks Nic! It's actually quite easy to do that. You first select the area around your sketch with the magic wand, which should be pretty easy when your drawing is done on white paper. Then you open a background-image, select all and copy it, you go back to your sketch and you click "paste into". Then your background goes nicely into the space surrounding your drawing. If it's too small, you can edit - transform - and scale it. Done! ☺

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  17. They are both very lovely, those eyes!

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  18. I think your daughter has been blessed with your artistic talent. Love both the faces.

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  19. Absolutely adorable Denise... how beautiful that you were inspired by your daughter... they are the sweetest little eyes too.. both of your faces are gorgeous...

    Jenny ♥

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  20. Same sadness in both pairs of eyes, successful collaboration of you two!

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  21. Your daughters drawing is adorable and I do love those big round eyes!!!! Love what you have done too♥

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  22. Katleen has inherited her mother's talent! Gorgeous work!

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