Sunday, 7 November 2010

Famous Faces



I wanted to sketch some famous faces for my Sketchbook Project, then I thought whose face could be more famous than the Mona lisa?

Then of course  the most famous of self-portraits had to be included!



Sketching these two famous paintings was really enjoyable and interesting.  Instead of just 'looking', you notice different details and colours and you really see how the artists used their paintbrushes and created their strokes.   They look quite good in my sketchbook too!

Both of these sketches are for the Arthouse Sketchbook Project 2011, my book along with thousands of others will be going on tour in the USA and then finally to the Brooklyn Art Library, New York.  Not a bad  journey for a little sketchbook?

Find out more about the Arthouse Sketch Project  here

10 comments:

Jennifer Lawson said...

These are both wonderful. Great job on the Sketch Book project.

Lucia B. said...

Beautiful works, as ever. And another brilliant idea for your Sketchbook Project!

Martine said...

Wow! Cngratulations for these two faces that definitely stand out in the crowd! The likeness is terrific for Van Gogh !

jill said...

These are great paintings, I have just started doing some work in the style of famous artists as well, don't think Iing it. I love your sketchbook will do as well as you though. Still I am enjoy

Jen said...

Great faces Cathy. I have just done a monoprint of Mona Lisa! I am in a phase of sketching the faces of Botticelli who is one of my favourites. Its a great way to learn.

Ann said...

Your work for the sketchbook project is just outstanding. These are terrific!

Alex said...

I love these! They've got styles drawn all over, and it's very significantly you =)

nanke's stuff said...

I so enjoy seeing your work, and this is no exception. Your book will be stunning! nancy

frayedattheedge said...

These are great - fun as well as skillful!!

debra morris said...

Love these Cathy,great idea, wish I could go to N.Y. to see it!

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