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I often use the photos of models in fashion magazines as reference images for creating faces in my art journal. My goal is not to recreate the face exactly. Rather, it's a helpful guideline for me to look at and make choices from. Here are three art journal pages that were all created based on the same image:
As you can see, each is the same, but different. The first one feels dark and powerful, the second one sort of goofy and the third...well, I find it rather impassive and without a lot of personality. It's interesting for me to think about why each of the drawings feels as they do and to analyze what I did to create those moods.
I don't think that you have to reinvent the wheel every time you open your journal. For me, the point is to have fun and do something creative. I do a lof of repeating in my journals. Do you?
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