Inked Faces | Studio Art

I've always admired artists who could draw people, it's always been one of the hardest things for me but lately i've been experimenting drawing with different tools and my current favourite is the dropper tool from a bottle of ink. 

Trying to draw a face with a paintbrush feels so limiting for me, the fear of making perfect strokes and the perfect painting prevents me from getting very far but I've found drawing with the dropper tool feels loose and free and the end result is always a surprise. Sometimes the ink splodges in a way I didn't expect it to and for the most part it adds more character to the drawing. Of course it can be tricky for little areas like the ends of the nose and the lips but I'm really enjoying in this more casual and abstract way. 

Here are some of my drawings. 

I've also been working on a project with the talented Rubia of Studio Basic. I always love working with Ru, she's a great friend, has a great sense of humour and is always there to support me at times of creative woopsies or lulls! 

We are creating a new artsy collection titled silent battles. We all have them and we wanted to create something that helps us all to tell our stories expressively. The first collection is themed around stress and I thought my painted females were quite fitting so I'll be including them in our new release this coming weekend. 

I'll be posting more peeks soon!