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By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 29, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 19

Day 19

Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

First of all, let’s just put it right out there: I did not finish today’s assignment due to a tight work schedule.

Today’s challenge was to fill an 8 ½ x 11” piece of paper with all kinds of faces, from people to puppies, from monsters to aliens.

I got part of the way there. As always, I started out trying to draw realism and then loosened up and got a little more playful, then back to more realism but more loose and sketchy.

I really liked how with each face I found myself veering toward a different style and even a different amount of pressure on my pencil. I’m curious to know where I would have ended up if I’d had another hour.

My guess is that it would be the loose sketchy style I used on the monkey that was starting to feel a bit more organic. Like they say, we have 10,000 bad drawings in us; the quicker you get them out, the better!

Day 19: Face Your Fears

The 21-Day Drawing Challenge is free through today. Post your drawings on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ with the hashtags #draw21days and #learnatlynda

 

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