Ok! So this is probably not what you expected to see..as I told you I was going to get outside and doing a little nature study! I sometimes really need to push myself to go out that door. I really don't know why that is. I am not much for hanging around outside unless we are camping and such. I really don't care much for the hot weather...and honestly....I don't like the feeling of being sweaty n stinky LOL I have enough of that with hot flashes and night sweats LMAO Actually it is no laughing matter I just need to get off my duff and take my arse outside! I will try!
This is a new page in my art journal! I am working...ahem..playing with a few new things....the face images you have seen the last couple days are images from magazines...magazines seem to always have an endless use for me...just when I think it is safe to toss them in the trash...some new idea comes to me ;)
A Little Tutorial.......
Here is what I did....I found a face image and then lightly gesso'd over the face...so that I could still somewhat see what was underneath.....I then took a lighter paint color and painted in where light touched the face...I then went back in with a darker color for the shadows.....and then painted the lips and eyes a totally different color....for the darker details ie around the eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth area I used a dk brown colored pencil...ever so lightly and there you have it...an image to call your own! You can also gesso over the background...on some of them I followed the flow of their hair style and did much the same technique as I did with the face (shadows and light) This came to me after flipping through the card prompts of Wide Open by Randi Feuerhelm-Watts! I love these cards and the most excellent little journal that comes along with the cards! I have done many of these face images in the last couple of days...painting just seems to soothe my soul! ;) I still have yet to document the colors I used etc and then attach it to the journal entry. That way my little brain don't forget what I did LOL
If you try this leave me a link...I'd love to see it!!!! :)
Right now it is Thursday May 31st at 12:37 A.M. I went to lay down shortly after dinner time...I just felt extremely exhausted...So now the house is quiet and I can play a bit at my desk and art away!!!! :)
Over and out! Happy Creating!