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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dina Wakely

 July 25 and 26 my friend Judi and I went to Oklahoma City to take some art journal classes with Dina Wakely.  Our first class was drawing faces.  The first thing she had us do was draw a face.  This was my "before" Dina Wakely gave us any guidelines.  I'm so glad I took this class!  Within three hours she had us drawing faces........
for real!  She is a great teacher and her humor is priceless!
 We painted our journal pages and did some stencil work before we began to draw.  We did some preliminary work on scraps.  Dina helped us align the eyes nose and mouth.  She gave us great tips for the eye brows and nose alignment.
After she worked with us, it seemed such a simple thing, but I had never even tried faces in any of my art work.  This lady was drawn over the green paint.  Therefore my sentiment:  "She was green with envy".  ")
The hair on this lady really has a blue tint in real life.  We used a Stabilo Alls pencil to do our drawing.  We then wet - lightly - a blending brush and the lines became our shadows.  It's still taking practice, practice, practice!  Dina told us that if we committed to 100 faces, we would be surprised at our progress.  I have done seven so far and will be posting more later.

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