100 Fun Fab Faces Drawing Challenge

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100 Fun Fab Faces Drawing Challenge Hosted By Karen Campbell - Artwork By Corrinna Johnson

I Joined Instagram And Committed Myself To Draw 100 Fun, Fab Faces

Happy day Y’all! There are lots of new and exciting changes happening in my life right now and thought I would share a little of my news with you.

First up, I finally joined Instagram!! I can’t believe I waited this long! I am super excited to get to know all of you and see your awesome pics! You can follow me @corrinnajohnson if you like. I will be posting mostly my artwork and surface pattern designs.

Secondly, I decided to join a 100 day drawing challenge (keep reading to see all the deets), which was the primary reason that made me get off the fence and finally join Instagram. I found myself questioning waiting until my portfolio is show worthy before joining when I could be sharing my journey as an aspiring artist because you know what they say, it is about the journey, not the destination.

Last of all, after a lot of soul searching, I have decided to scale back on my freelancing work and put more focus and energy into building my commercial illustration and surface pattern design portfolio.

One of my goals is to create more art traditionally, using my hands instead of a drawing tablet. The biggest challenge I have run into is not understanding my art supplies and how they interact with each other. Having been primarily a graphic designer and digital artist for over 10 years, the transition to using traditional mediums and substrates is not an easy one for me.

To take the pressure off myself to create “perfect” art for my portfolio, only to get frustrated when I make mistakes from not understanding how my art supplies interact together, I decided to create art just for me that does not have any purpose other than to bring me joy and provide the opportunity to practice my skills.

Faces, female faces in particular, really intrigue me, and even though I haven’t drawn a face since I was a teenager, I thought it would be strategic and soul-satisfying to combine my desire to learn how to draw faces with the need to practice using my art supplies.

As a starting point, I knew I wanted to join a face drawing challenge. For myself, drawing along with others is much more fun than going it alone, and keeps me motivated to keep practicing.

I decided to join the 100 Fun, Fab Faces Drawing Challenge hosted by Karen Campbell from Awesome Art School. Her face drawing tutorials are amazing and are always a pleasure to watch. I am learning so much!!

The 100 Fun, Fab Faces Drawing Challenge is 20 weeks worth of weekly drawing prompts and video tutorials taught by Karen herself and a few other amazing guest artists. At the end of the 20 weeks, you will have completed 100 fun, fab faces in all different styles and mediums, perfect for beginners seeking to find their style, and intermediates looking to expand their skills.

You too can join in the fun by signing up at AwesomeArtSchool.com (it is FREE to join and participate). Follow along privately or share your work in Karen’s private facebook group and on Instagram using the hashtag #100FunFabFaces.

My goal is to post a minimum of 5 faces per week, allowing a couple days each week for when life’s responsibilities prevent me from arting. I will update this post at the same time I post each new face to Instagram.

Follow my progress on Instagram @corrinnajohnson and search the hashtag #100funfabfaces to see everyone’s posts.

100 Fun Fab Faces by Corrinna Johnson

1/100: This lovely, blue-haired lady was inspired by a photo in Jane Davenport’s book, “Beautiful Faces” and is my first attempt at watercolors.

Fun Fab Face 1/100. Jane Davenport Inspired Blue-Haired Whimsical Girl Watercolor Painting. Artwork By Corrinna Johnson. 100 Fun Fab Faces Drawing Challenge Hosted By Karen Campbell.

Supplies Used:

  • Jane Davenport Brights Watercolor Palette
  • Jane Davenport Neutrals Watercolor Palette
  • Jane Davenport Aquapastels
  • Jane Davenport Magic Wand Pencils
  • Canson XL Watercolor Paper

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2/100: Colored pencil drawing of a cute girl with green, spiky hair inspired by one of Karen Campbell’s video tutorials.

Fun Fab Face 2/100. Colored pencil drawing of cute girl with green spiky hair. Artwork By Corrinna Johnson. 100 Fun Fab Faces Drawing Challenge Hosted By Karen Campbell.

Supplies Used:

  • Crayola Colored Pencils
  • Sketchbook

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3/100: Watercolor painting of a green-haired fairy with bright, rosy cheeks. She was a delight to paint!

Fun Fab Face 3/100. Green-Haired Whimsical Fairy Watercolor Painting. Artwork By Corrinna Johnson. 100 Fun Fab Faces Drawing Challenge Hosted By Karen Campbell.

Supplies Used:

  • Jane Davenport Brights Watercolor Palette
  • Jane Davenport Neutrals Watercolor Palette
  • Jane Davenport Aquapastels
  • Micron Pens
  • White Gelly Roll Pen
  • Canson XL Watercolor Paper

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4/100: Sweet girl with spiky, colorful, punk hair and piercings inspired by one of the photos in Karen’s How To Draw Fun, Fab Faces book.

Fun Fab Face 4/100. Punk-Haired Girl With Facial Piercings. Artwork By Corrinna Johnson. 100 Fun Fab Faces Drawing Challenge Hosted By Karen Campbell.

Supplies Used:

  • Jane Davenport Aquapastels
  • Jane Davenport Neutrals Watercolor Palette
  • Micron Pen
  • White Gelly Roll Pen
  • Canson XL Watercolor Paper

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5/100: Cute blonde hair, green-eyed whimsical girl. The hairstyle is inspired by Karen’s How To Draw Fun, Fab Faces book.

Fun Fab Face 5/100. Blonde hair, green-eyed whimsical girl surrounded by pink and purple bubbles. Artwork By Corrinna Johnson. 100 Fun Fab Faces Drawing Challenge Hosted By Karen Campbell.

Supplies Used:

  • Jane Davenport Aquapastels
  • Jane Davenport Brights Watercolor Palette
  • Jane Davenport Magic Wand Pencils
  • Micron Pen
  • White Gelly Roll Pen
  • Canson XL Watercolor Paper

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6/100: Mixed media mermaid with flowing, gold metallic hair. I used my daughter’s glitter eyeshadow for her eyebrows, eyelids, eyes, lips, hairline, and freckles. It’s hard to capture in a photo, but she sparkles!

Fun Fab Face 6/100. Beautiful, mixed-media, blue-skinned mermaid with shimmering, gold metallic hair. Artwork By Corrinna Johnson. 100 Fun Fab Faces Drawing Challenge Hosted By Karen Campbell.

Supplies Used:

  • Tombow Markers
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Gesso
  • Jane Davenport Magic Wand Pencils
  • White Gelly Roll Pen
  • Canson XL Watercolor Paper
  • Bubble wrap, washi tape

Thanks for joining me on this journey! I hope you enjoy following along as I complete my first “drawing challenge” on social media!

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100 Fun Fab Faces Drawing Challenge Hosted By Karen Campbell - Artwork By Corrinna Johnson

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