Sunday, April 15, 2012
365-DAY PROJECT -- A FACE A DAY
FACE #342 OF MY 365-DAY PROJECT, A FACE A DAY
I started drawing a face a day, last May 8th. Each of these has been drawn on a watercolor underpainting, approx. 5" x 7", with a continuous contour line, in black ink.
I was inspired to start on this project after reading about other artists who had done something similar.
And, I'm happy to say that my project inspired a few other people (friends and family) to take on this kind of challenge for a year, too -- Year of the Exquisite Corpse (a collaborative project), & The Daily Species:
Ren Burke's daily species can be seen at her page on Facebook -- facebook.com/birdinhandstudio.ren.burke
Drawing # 247 of Year of the Exquisite Corpse
Year of the Exquisite Corpse is a collaboration between two of my sons, Zach and Ben Howard. They take turns creating a design a day, using a piece of the other's design to start the new one. They also use one of the previous title words in the new title.
Drawing #248 -- "Get Away From the Windows"
The name and concept for Exquisite Corpse were based on a game played by a group of Surrealist Painters back in the 1930's, where one of them started a story or a painting or a drawing, covered up all but a tiny bit of it, and then the next painter took it from there, adding to it, and then passing it along.
Drawing #249 -- "Windows are the Eyes to the World"
You can see more of these designs at