Wednesday, 11 September 2013

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #223

Nothing much crafty has been happening at the kitchen table of late, which meant I didn’t join in last week. I thought the same was going to happen today, but then my girl came home with an art assignment to do. A self portrait in pencil. She was doing a great job of it, but having a bit of trouble with the nose.

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I got out some of my own sketches from school days, to show her a few different approaches to shading/drawing in noses. Sadly, she wasn’t keen for me to show hers, once it was done, so I’ll share my charcoal drawing instead. I look at it now and can’t imagine being able to draw like that. It’s been a while.

Head on over to Julia’s place for a boat load of folk sharing their work spaces.

PS Mine is definitely not a self portrait! I think I saw her in a magazine.

29 comments:

Regina Hamilton said...

That's one amazing drawing. I've always wished I could draw. Happy crafting #5

ike said...

Very cool - I like that a lot :-D Thanks for showing me today :-D

HAPPY WOYWW 223

IKE in Greece #91 xxx

glitterandglue said...

Wow! Incredible. Can't imagine ever being able to do a drawing like that - well done.
Margaret

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great job. I'm enjoying drawing faces these days.
Rinda

Lea.H said...

Wow, that is amazing! I wish I could draw like that!! Lx

Lisa-Jane said...

Wow! I won't be able to help my kids with their art unless it involves scrapbooking! Lovely time for you both though x

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Fiona
well I thought it was a self portrait so you had me there. if you could do it then I'm sure you could do it now...... great job
janet #28

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, you are a good artist..that's a great portrait, self or not. Although, for a moment, I thought it WAS you and you'd chopped your locks!
Hugs, LLJ 54 xx

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Wow! That is fantastic, Fiona!

I've been thinking about doing a feature on my blog using crafts from the past, and this one would be a great example. Very nice!

Robin Spitzer said...

AMAZING! I wish I could draw. Beautiful work!

Hugs Robin #51

Kim Ferguson said...

I can only hope to be able to show my art students more than a stick person before the semester's end. I have had no formal or otherwise teaching in art. Always been just a crafter. Kim 38

Amy said...

Good grief - that is brilliant!

Jana TangledPen said...

beautiful drawing! well, it sounds like you should get back to drawing more then ;)
Cheers, Jana #64

Twiglet said...

Great sketch - I wish I could draw. Thanks for the lovely comment re Jacquie's workspace - she read my blog and the comments and was really touched by all the positivity. x Jo

scrappyjacky said...

Wow....that is great....I'd love to be able to draw.

Jo said...

It's a great drawing, I think you should pick up your charcoals again :) x

Annie said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to call by this week but it's been really manic here.
Fab sketching :-)
Hugs,
A x # 46

Sian said...

Wow! I'm another one who has always wished she could draw. You are clever

Sian said...

Wow! I'm another one who has always wished she could draw. You are clever

Kelly said...

I'm still working on faces. I need to get back to it. Thanks for sharing! Creative Blessings! Kelly #105

Gita said...

I've never been able to draw! Yours looks great!!! Funny how we just fall out of certain things and begin new ones. I guess that's part of growing and changing. Brigita #103

Andrea said...

WOW that fab you are talented I could never draw faces..ok with flowers!.. but would look odd perched on top of a body!. Well done you keeping it all this time...ive got nothing from my school days unfortunately. I'm sure your daughter was impressed and so she should be. have great week Andrea#44

Neet said...

That is a fabulous drawing. Sadly my sketching techniques have gone to the wall - wish I had time to get some done so I could improve once more.
Hugs, Neet 113 (and thanks for the visit you made to me. I am so late!)

Spyder said...

I think it's brilliant. I could never get on with charcoal, I always got into such a mess! Thank you for your visit and my snoop!! Happy late WOYWW! Have a crafty week!!

(((Lyn)) #60

Liz Black said...

Fabulous drawing, you should definitely keep it up! I am trying to draw everyday at the moment ... not as easy as it sounds! But the more we do, the better we get so it has to be worth it :) Thanks for sharing and a belated happy woyww Liz@74

Louise said...

wow.....i've always wished I could draw. You certainly can...brilliant x

alexa said...

Wow, I think you should be taking this up again! Beautifully done ....

Nan G said...

I echo the....WOW! A late Happy WOYWW! Nan G #92

S said...

That is definitely a talent of yours. Wonderful!