Monday

Define the face

I've been working on defining my faces.  I'm not very good but I'm practicing, and having fun is all that matters right?

This art journal page is a WIP, this being the first layer.  I began the page using my Tsukineko spray inks and a letter stencil.  I used the color walnut and randomly sprayed. 

I then drew my Goddess.  I started with a pencil and filled in with oil color pencils.  I used some generic brand because they are oil based, and they mix easily.  Colors used include Flesh Pink, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Violet, Turquoise, and Black.  I finished it with clear gesso to add the next layer.

I like using clear gesso on each layer to separate them.  It maintains the layer without making it look smudged and allows for addition of any medium, including graphite. 

Just a little something.  I'm practicing, and want to share.  I could notice all the flaws, I'm choosing to focus on the fact that I did it, I tried.  I hope you will try something too.

xoxo


8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your art, it is graphic and beautiful. Do, Joanne LLBLOG MEMBER

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    1. Thank you very much Joanne.

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  2. Joanne is right you have a knack for artwork! Keep it coming!

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    1. Gracias Itzel!! I appreciate it.

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  3. Hi Elizabeth

    Thanks for sharing your art. I love what you've accomplished so far. What's the significance of the different coloured eyes?

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    1. That's the technique I learned, but last night I had the realization that it represents me and my other half. He has blue eyes, I have brown. Also, I like how it makes her whimsical, and still be a portrait. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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  4. It's great! I would love you to show each layer as your progress. Just beautiful. Also, you can spray fixative between the layers instead of gesso if the gesso is spearing it a little. Of course, I like the little smearing that happens with gesso.

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    1. I thought about showing each layer but assumed it would be overload. Will do this going forward, thank you. I did notice smearing of the graphite but it blended beautifully, I will try the fixative next time. Great tip! Thanks for checking out my blog and commenting!

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