Faces on Friday – back on the bandwagon

June 10, 2011
I’ll bet it’s happened to you before.
faces sketched during a graduation ceremony
You make a goal, do really well for a while, then things get crazy and you can’t keep up?
faces drawn from one of James Christensen’s books
It happens to the best of us. And it’s OK.
from imagination – but modeled after James Christensen’s work
It does NOT mean you are a failure.
both from a James Christensen book
It means it might take a little longer than planned.
doodles by Lyric Montgomery Kinard
In the larger scheme of things what does that matter? 
doodled during a meeting by Lyric Montgomery Kinard
(matter, that is.)
more from James Christensen’s books
Just get back to it when you can.
Pick up your determination and continue to progress.
playing with profiles, J.C. style
It’s all about progress.
from Jame’s Christensen’s books
Any step towards your goal puts you closer to attaining it.
doodles by Lyric Mongtomery Kinard
How do you motivate yourself to pick back up where you left off?
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  • Reply
    June 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Yes, I suffer from the same "crow brain" as Diana.

    Oooh – what's that over here?

    Anyway, thanks for reminding me that we tend to be too hard on ourselves for not doing what we're "supposed" to do.

    All the best – Chris

  • Reply
    Laura Lea
    June 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Thanks I needed that. I decided to challenge myself with one face a week, as it would be easier to do than one a day with my 55 hour work week! Even with that realistic goal there was a two week lag and I drew more faces to repay my goal back when I had a day to myself. What has happened to me now is that I look at faces much more often with detailed interest in line and shading. I'm also looking at artist's portrayal of faces in my children's literature with renewed interest. I recently read somewhere that another artist does a hand a day to get better at drawing those. I'm liking how you're showing much more gesture and expression in your faces lately. Thanks for writing in where you drew from photos, imagination or real life. This is very informative for me so I can see how you're approaching your subjects. This is fascinating Lyric. I've moved away from memo cards and my faces are on everything from scratch paper when out to inside my journals. My stack of memo cards is at the ready though for those moments when I'm inspired!

  • Reply
    Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net}
    June 11, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Oh yes, beautiful faces. I am the queen of starting things like this and then falling off. Crow brain, the next bright shiny object attracts me.

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