Friendly Faces -Day 50

This is the last official day of the 50 Friendly Faces Challenge. (I have two days that I missed that I will be posting the next two days)

The challenge was intended for illustrators to have some “people” in various expressions for their portfolio but for me it was much more. I wanted to experiment more with traditional gouache. I wanted to fill up another themed sketchbook. (I have a goal of six for the year and this is the third one I filled up.) And, I wanted reference sketches for expressions for my portfolio, as well. This was a 5×5 square sketchbook so I was also working in a restricted space and I had to adapt to that space.

This sketchbook and the sketches in it will be something that I can refer back to as fodder or a guide. None if these were touched up digitally and I guess the next step could be to tweak these with software.

In the meantime, the last prompt is wavy and I winged this character, just playing with color and seeing who this person could be and this was the most fun part of the 50 days. The ones I made up. She could be a faerie or elf.

Friendly Faces Day 47

Gettin’ down to the last few of the 50 friendly faces plus two days that I missed that I will be posting in between.

Today’s prompt is “diamond.” I painted a diamond on the page first and then built out my character from the diamond shape, which is a lot of fun!