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Carla Sonheim Drawing Labs

Lab 16 in Carla Sonheim's Drawing Lab book is to draw !00 Faces.  I cut 20 pieces of watercolor paper and packaged them with a pencil, eraser, pen, and 7 watercolor pencils - and now keep it with me when I leave the apartment.  Here are 4 sketches done on the uptown-downtown buses.  I haven't drawn strangers from such close proximity before and it was fun.  These are clearly faces, not portraits!

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I'm interested to see the way these 100 face drawings will evolve.  The only rule I have is to carry my pouch with me when I leave the apartment and to number them sequentially as Sonheim suggests.

I am currently finished with Lab 26 in the book and ready to move on.  Here is my One-Eyed Monster.  I used a sheet of paper, quickly drew 3 monsters, and then selected one to redraw in my watercolor sketchbook.  Since I started drawing again in 2003, then daily in 2006, I have drawn from models-objects-scenes of some kind - including photos and paintings and drawings from Master Artists.  This is the first time that I am exercising my imagination completely and it is great fun and as I've said before, a wonderful way to loosen up,   

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Comments

What a great idea, Shirley! Can't wait to see all of them...these are very cool.

I love this project! How brave of you to sketch people on the subway from close proximity! And I do like your one-eyed monster. I'm seeing lots of good work coming from this book! I look forward to seeing more faces from you!

Really cool faces! My favorite is the lovely woman in the lower left. I also like that bit of color that you added to everone. Makes a great difference! It's certainly interesting to see something evolve over 100 "versions". Looking forward to the rest of them!
Your monster is wonderful too. Just not too scary I'd say ;)

Looking at your great drawings here, I'm really thinking of getting the Drawing Lab book too. It does seem like a lot of fun!

Great faces! I bet you'll see a lot of difference when you compare the first and the last one of your collection !

I am looking forward to seeing more of your faces. You are doing a great job with this book.

Ha! Funny monster!

100 faces - that's quite a project, but you're off to a great start. Well done.

The faces each have their own personality. The one-eyed monster is feminine!

The one eyed monster sure looks fun! =) I haven't drawn any monsters for a while, maybe I'd want to do one later. Love the faces too Shirley ^^

Wonderful! I look forward to seeing #100 in the portraits! I wonder how much you will have changed by then!

I love your One Eyed Monster---one of a kind and a friendly looking gal in soft cool colors...

Love your one-eyed monster. Your faces are interesting which is what they should be right? I really like the sassy lady!

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