07 May 2012

29 Faces ~ #1 through 7

Today is Day #7 and I'm pleased to introduce you to my growing collection of lovlies! 

When i learned about Ayala's challenge at ilove2paint, i was immediately drawn to the idea. Why? Simply put, i love to sketch faces. I discovered my mojo over the past 3-4 years and have kept at it, always aware that by the act of repetition, continued development would result. This was PERFECT for me.

And what has been especially fun, keeping in tune with different layers of awareness (similar to intuitive painting), has allowed each 15-minute sketch to reveal its message/symbolism to serve me later when i finish some of my favorites and add color with paint, watercolor, ink, oil pastels or all of the above!  

#7 "aisha" is communicating self-love as well as NEW love (springtime) through healing and nature's magic!

#6 "anahata" shows me that she has beautiful red hair, an emerald green dress and the feeling of ancient royalty. She represents spirit energy & will wear a beautiful heart chakra medallion.
#5 "sacred feminine" represents beauty, harmony & the "sweet nectar of life" through the symbol of the honeybee.
#4 represents change & transformation/metamorphosis
#3 has a "fierce" (as effy says), somewhat tribal energy to her face. I also sensed her beautiful, black hair and dark eyes contrasting against a deep shade of sunflower yellow flowers at her face.
#2 "strength" The tears flowing across her delicate features sybolize that life brings us challenges when something/someone requires our attention and focus. She represents that overcoming obstacles makes us stronger.
#1 "luna lady" represents the super moon this month on May 5th. My best friend and cousin, who is an accomplished artist/spiritualist/musician/filmmaker, told me she perfectly matched the spirit of the Scorpio Buddah Moon! ~ xo


Jenny said...

Your sketches are beautiful... gorgeous work... I think this month is going to be a fun one...

Jenny x

NatashaMay said...

Wonderful portraits! Love the 15 minute challenge as well. I don't think I can make it though. :))

Michelle Gregory said...

lovely. i can't sketch people worth a darn, but i do love to collect pictures of faces.

Erin DuFrane-Woods said...

Hi - I'm new to your blog. Love your sketches. I just started sketching faces/women. #1 and #7 are my favorites. Amazing you are limiting yourself to 15 mins, not sure I can do that yet.

Liz said...

Ooh, I like this idea. I like the freedom in the quick sketching and the possibilities. You could create so many characters with stories through this. You could have enough inspiration for dozens of paintings by the time the challenge is up :D Great idea.

I really like how you've described each one and recorded the direction you could take if you were to flesh them out further.

Lovely stuff.

Best wishes,