Friday, September 7, 2012

29 Faces (Day 7) - Pencil Girl

Pencil gal is not a big fan of exercise as evidenced by her quote!  hee hee
Sketched with pencil and then layered onto a teabag she is embellished with leftover saved pieces from a past project.  Save those small pieces - you never know when they are just the little boost you need to finish a page. 
When I look closely at her I see lots things that I would change or tweak but then I realize how far I've come since late last year when I first started drawing faces.   My progress - slow but steady.

28 comments:

Viola said...

Very lovely Michelle! :) and so smart to use a teabag as a background, I haven't tried that yet.. :)

Gina Sismilich said...

You did a beautiful job - artists are never (or rarely) completely satisfied with their own work. I love the quote!

Janet said...

Oh! I like pencil girl! Very nice. She makes me want to check out the rest of your face collection! Thanks.

alarmcat said...

i really like pencil girl. and the quote is so true!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Visiting your blog always makes me smile :).
Stay inspired!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

I love your faces, all of them. This is really a beautiful drawing. Love it.
Lovely greet
Marj(marjascreativity)

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Oh wow. I think she is gorgeous. I love the tea bag idea. Happy PPF

Christine said...

She's really pretty!

veronica said...

what great shading!
and i love her wispy hair!

Lynn Cohen said...

I didn't know you last year, but you are sure good now. I look at her and feel like I know her, maybe she even looks a little like me? Or at least how I see myself in my minds eye! Well done. Love the words too. HPPF!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

That quote is my new mantra... and love the tonal work in the face... it has a great style and structure to it...xx

Faye said...

Love your pencil lady. She's a woman after my own heart for her quote.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

She is wonderfully done ~ love her ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Linda said...

what a beautiful pencil drawing!!

Anne Rasilainen said...

Really beautiful; she looks, while not realistic - somehow natural. I don't know what makes that effect, maybe it's the wonderful shading and the confident eyes!
HPPF!

Jessica Sporn said...

what a lovely drawing. When I see people running in my neighborhood, I always think "where are you going? why so fast!" So love this! happy PPF.

Carolyn Dube said...

I wouldn't change a thing- she is fabulous- especially with such a fun quote!

Natasha said...

I love that quote!! I love the pencil work, I am always surprised when I see my early drawings, how far I have come. Love the tonal work on this. Beautiful.

Terri said...

Hi Michelle -- LOL at the run to the bathroom or from enemies; like the use of the teabag. Following you on Pinterest; hope you'll do the same. I'm the Neon Green & Pink Avatar this week, coming from S&T Sat. Blessings Terri http://morningdewdrops.com

Jane Wetzel said...

hey THIS is a fab face :) I love your art!

Ritu Dua said...

She looks delicate and innocent too ...beautiful job!

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aimee said...

she is a beauty -- and i LOVE that you made her with a teabag! :)

bohemiannie! art said...

Wow...I think she's great. You ShOULD be proud of yourself!

denthe said...

This is really beautiful. I love how you cut out your drawings and add them to a background. lovely work!

Gloria said...

can't believe you just started portraits last year. very beautifully done, like the scraps of color and the sentiment.

Michelle said...

LOL! This cracked me up! Love it!

pauline said...

oh, my dear Michelle... your progress is anything BUT slow if you only started drawing faces late last year!! This is fabulous. Love the quote on the drawing. :-) xox