Sunday, 12 February 2012

Faces Number Nine, Ten, Eleven and Twelve

Face Number 9 - ballpoint pen
Face Number Ten - Pen and pencil wash
Face Number Eleven - Watercolour Pencil

Face Number Twelve - Watercolour Pencil

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Face Number 8

It seems that I am in catch up mode. Here is face number 8 of the 29 Faces event. I will be working on today's face and see if I can post it up tonight.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Faces Numbers Five, Six and Seven

Face Number Four
The chin needs work.

                                   Face Number Five
                           This one is from my painting class last night. It's from a 2 minute gesture sketch.

Face Number Six

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Friday, 3 February 2012

Face Number Three

Today’s face is a drawing of Titus Geer Simons 1765-1829. He was a Colonel in the British Army during the War of 1812. This is the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 – Celebrating 200 years of peace.

Some interesting facts on the War of 1812:

  • The War of 1812 is an important milestone in the lead-up to the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation in 2017.
  • Canada would not exist had the American invasion of 1812-14 been successful.
  • The end of the war laid the foundation for Confederation and the emergence of Canada as a free and independent nation.
  • Under the Crown, Canada’s society retained its linguistic and ethnic diversity, in contrast to the greater conformity demanded by the American Republic
  • The Treaty of Ghent re-established the borders between British North America (Canada) and the United States to their 1811 configuration. The Treaty called for a joint British-U.S. boundary commission that would confirm the border between Canada and the United States in the years following the war. This boundary between neighbours is now the world's longest undefended border.
  • The end of the War marked the beginning of two centuries of peaceful relations, close cooperation and friendship between Canada and the United States.
  • The War was an important chapter in Canada's military history, with many modern reserve regiments from Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada tracing their origins to this conflict.
  • Three weeks before the British Navy attacked Baltimore and inspired the "Star-Spangled Banner," troops from the same fleet landed in Maryland, battled outgunned American forces, marched into the young city of Washington and torched federal buildings.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Face Number Two

Day two’s drawing in the 29 Faces event. It is another ACEO pencil drawing. I will gradually work up to larger drawings and then into paintings.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

My First Face

Today is the first day in the 29 Faces event. This is my first face. It is a simple pencil drawing. It is an ACEO.

ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. They MUST be 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches, no exceptions. Editions can be open or limited. Other than the size of the card anything goes

Monday, 30 January 2012

29 Faces

I joined a challenge. I will be attempting to draw, paint a face, every day in February. I need the practice for sure. You can join the challenge too.