I have this really cool book on facial expressions, with about a hundred pictures of maybe sixty or seventy people--of all ages and types making all sorts of different expressions. It's really fun to draw series of them. Can you tell this is the same person? (I'm not sure that I can).
This is also a new technique--one I'm not sure that I will ever do again. It's a gouache resist with black ink stroked over it, and then the whole thing run under the sink when it's dry to wash the ink-over-gouache off. It's a bit crude, and wasteful, I think, of gouache, but has some interesting possibilities. But the thing about new techniques is that there's a learning curve, and only by working with it again and again can you gain any kind of control over it. Things can be pretty dreadful at first, but I think I'll post anyway, just as a demonstration (maybe even just to myself).
Nope. I couldn't live with that. So I added some more pen work, and feel much better. (That's the one on top.) So I reckon I'll be trying this again.
Okay, so the third person didn't work. Snip. Enough of this already.....