Daily Archives: July 23, 2011

100 Girls


I found this book about a month ago at Powell’s Books in downtown Portland, then I went home and found it used on Amazon.  If you are intrigued by the human face, as I am, I highly recommend it.  Tina Berning used only found paper for this book of ink sketches of women’s faces.  I also found a you tube video of her effortlessly doing a similar kind of  drawing.  She is a German artist, and began when she was very young copying faces from fashion magazines she inherited after her older sisters were finished with them.

 The real Tina Berning drawing

I used india ink,  gouache, and small scraps of paper for my Tina version faces, which I then glued into my 9.5 x 6 inch journal. 

I think this was a good exercise in learning to work loosely, and not think about the outcome, and being immersed in the process!  Lynne Hoppe also found this book and her Tina’s are beautiful, go see here  http://lynnehoppe.blogspot.com/