Week 11 | Mar 8-14
I have seen so many of you break out of your comfort zones to learn how to draw people this week. I’ve seen the stories you’ve posted about how you never thought you’d be able to draw people and that you were always afraid of it. I’ve seen you sharing your hard work and progress with the community. I’ve seen you encouraging each other. I’ve seen you dedicating time daily to something that fulfills you. I see you. What you’re doing is not only good for you but motivates others to do things they never thought they could do. Keep up the good work!
Keep this in mind for the future: whenever you think something is impossible and that you’d never be able to do it, understand that there is a process. There are steps to learn and ways to break it down that will make it more approachable. Maybe you can’t do it yet, but the “yet” is the most powerful part of that sentence (just take it from my friends on Sesame Street!). You can absolutely do it!
Over on the @bardotbrush Instagram this month, I will be sharing some handy infographics I made for all the People Skills lessons! Plus, we will be sharing people-themed artwork made by amazing Bardot Brush artists all month long to inspire you. Be sure to follow us, so you don’t miss it!
Week 11: Expressions
People Skills month continues this week as we explore expressions. Facial expressions are one of the ways we humans use to convey emotion. You can convey expressions by manipulating the features of the face, namely the eyes, brows, and mouth. Look at reference photos of people displaying the different emotions below. Look at what each of the facial features is doing, and how you can exaggerate that in your people drawings. Be sure to watch my Emotions and Expressions tutorial, linked below, to learn all about how to do this! You’ll spend each day this week drawing a different expression.
The best place to catch the live stream is on the Bardot Brush YouTube Channel. Don’t forget: You can watch or re-watch the previous livestreams on my tutorials page on Bardot Brush!
This tutorial will teach you about how to manipulate the facial features to draw expressions that are happy, sad, scared, surprised, angry, silly, disgusted, and peaceful, plus an intense version of each emotion. 16 expressions in all!
(its a .Procreate file, so you can keep track of your progress right in Procreate!)
You’ll find instructions about how to use the Tracker at the link above. I even made you a star stamp brush for you to use! It’s my Procreate version of a gold star sticker.
We’ve got a Facebook group just for participants of Making Art Everyday and all things Bardot Brush! Come join our group of supportive artists of all skill levels, share your work, ask questions, and be a part of the community!
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