Drawing My Face

Yesterday’s painting was partly a painting I did for myself on my own time, and partly an assignment for school. Justin asked us to paint or draw a portrait that told a story, so I made a few adjustments and tailored my personal work to fit the assignment.

After seeing everyone’s completed assignments last week in class, Justin asked us to try again. This time our portrait could only be of the face — either straight on or at a 3/4 angle, and we had to do it with a dry medium (pencil, nu pastel, or charcoal).

Since I want to continue building up my series of pregnancy paintings, I decided to combine this assignment with my personal work as well. But it was a little trickier this time because we could only draw the face. So I chose a emotion that I’ve felt throughout my pregnancy (I think these two pieces are giving you a false impression of how I feel about my pregnancy…don’t worry, I’m loving being pregnant! The rest of the series will capture happier emotions) and also one that was easy to portray through a simple drawing.

I haven’t decided on a good title for this one — I’m open to suggestions.


  1. Miriam says:

    How do you do this? do you work off a photograph?

  2. megan says:

    I like the idea of the pregnancy paintings/drawings. There are so many emotions involved, and no matter how many other people experience them, they are BIG emotions unique to you. So I like the fear depicted too. There is plenty of that in pregnancy! This one is great too. Sorry, no suggestions, just a bunch of rambling from me!

  3. Packrat says:

    Being pregnant does cause an emotional roller coaster ride. What you are doing is wonderful. Keep it up, okay? 🙂

  4. Tara says:

    Keep it simple. Call it "Emotional Overflow" I don't know. Thats just what I thought. The problems those horimones cause.

  5. Carole says:

    These are both SO beautiful. What a wonderful memory these will be.

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