Hello my friends,
I just love the look of the beautiful, whimsical mixed media girls and have wanted to create some myself. I am so inspired by the many talented artists on social media, so I'm sure I have picked up bits from several of them in my efforts. Most recently, I was having a look at Jane Davenport's book, "Beautiful Faces".
Some of you may already know this, but for those of you that don't, I have a vision impairment, which makes drawing is a real challenge for me. I haven't made many attempts, although, I have been dipping my toes in the water. You may have seen my "You are my Sunshine" tag that I posted a while back.
One of the members of our art group was doing a demo today on dropping colour into faces with watercolour. This inspired me to do a few drawings last night. I copied my sketches onto watercolour paper, regular cardstock and copy paper. Unfortunately, the ones on watercolour paper came out with toner all over them. Maybe I need to used an anti static sheet on the paper before I run it through the laser printer? I will try that next time. I wanted to have a few to do some colouring practice with.
I did take my watercolours to the club in case I wanted to give it a try. I am NOT a watercolourist! But I do enjoy stretching my boundaries. However, today was not the day for watercolours for me. Since the copies I made on the watercolour paper had toner on them, I decided to used coloured pencils, primarily, which I had also brought. I used Prismacolor and Derwent coloured pencils This is another medium that I don not use a lot.
I was pretty happy how she turned out considering my inexperience. I think I will probably cut her out and add her to a canvas, or perhaps my first ever art journal page! I will share the finished project.
I did another one that I wasn't as happy with, and I will share that as well in the interest of just being real!
Her face got a little dirty and, in all honesty, it was late and I got a little careless once I realized that I wasn't really happy with it. Maybe I will be able to rescue her with some paint or something.
Thanking so much for stopping by and having a look, always very much appreciated! Have an awesome and artful day!