Thursday, 12 May 2016
Go figure! Photo Heavy Warning! Heads that is...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well – nearly the weekend too lol! I realised rather suddenly last night that it has been a long time since I shared my trying to learn to draw and paint images so that’s why I’m here today and here they are …
I've started gluing them into an A4 journal/scrapbook
Right way to see both!
I've also started outlining some of them
I do seem to be obsessed with long hair, big eyes and pouting lips!
My first attempt at pigtails and sometimes I am adding colour with markers to their eyes and lips
Quite often I end up with crossed eyed ladies lol!
I have started to play a bit more recently!
I like the funky hair and the hair up
Different hair and pony tail too!
I like the one on the left a lot and that face and style I want to draw again
I now I will practicing these pig tails and different shaped eyes the weekend
This is my first mixed media face that I like enough to keep and put in my journal
Created for me and these Challenges
I hope my painted figure head is allowed
Creative Artiste Challenge #14 Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge May Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Go Figure: I hope my painted figure head is allowed
We Love to Create Challenge #10 Mixed Media Anything Goes
I have ended up having three different journals on the go, lol. I have an A5 journal for my mucky playing with mixed media, stencils and stamps; an A4 journal that I am pasting my drawings and paintings into; and another A5 sketch book which is just for pencil sketching. I have gone from no journals to three different ones over the past year lol!
My face painting isn’t perfect but I am happy with the end result. I finally managed to paint a face with my watercolours and acrylic paints because I like to use both for different elements. One day I hope to be able to do it all with acrylics but that will take time and as I’m not in a hurry and was not expecting to do art again I am a lot more relaxed about dipping my toes into the arts and not just crafts (I hope that makes sense).
It has been a big learning curve to this point and I think I will be learning what to do and what not to do with the acrylic paints from here onwards. I have to admit to the fact that personally I find watercolours a much easier medium after all I have been water colouring with inks and watercolours for more than fifteen years now and I know my ‘sketching eyes’ have improved too. Onwards and upwards I will go lol!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Miscellaneous Tools: watercolour paintbrushes; acrylic paintbrushes; water pot
Card Paper: Sheena Douglass card for stamping (300 gsm); journal
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir Aqua pen: blossom
Pebeo acrylic paint: 83 cerise
Delta Ceramcoat acrylic paints: black; candy bar brown; dark brown
The Works Acrylic paints: white; blue