Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Sunday, May 20, 2012

29 Faces-Day 20

This didn't turn out very well. I think I was just in too much of a hurry. I forgot about drawing a face until almost 9:30 and so I kind of hurried through it.

This is a drawing of my husband's great-grandfather, Hans Langseth. As you can read from the clipping, he is (or was) in the Guinness Book of World Records for his beard, which was 17 1/2 ft. long when he died. Beards are hard to draw!  ( I kind of chopped off part of his beard when I took the photo, but it droops down and then comes back up where he threw the end over his shoulder! He used to wind it up and stuff it into a sugar sack which he put inside of his shirt! His wife would wash his beard and then drape it over the clothesline outside to dry. I guess he must have been a character and this was his claim to fame.)  :D

I've been outside transplanting trees this evening and every muscle aches. I think I'll turn in. Have a great evening. You'll find more faces at the 29 Faces Challenge on the Ayala Art blog!



  1. Oh, I'll say a prayer for your aching muscles, Lisa!
    That's some beard!

  2. I have never tried to draw a beard, i believe you when you say they are hard to draw. How wonderful that you chose to draw a relative. He is awesome looking.

  3.'ve been very busy lately!! sorry i haven't checked in as often. nice work!!


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