Wow!! Check out blogger! So far I love the improvements, now let's just see if this posts without any hitches.. lol! Sorry blogger but you have been quite buggy these past few months ;p
I wasn't going to share this but after sharing it with my Outlawz girlz I decided what the heck. What I don't like about it is that it started as a practice in sketching. So it's really way to big for the page but I was only focusing on the eyes, nose and mouth. Here's my first sketch:
She looks like she's got a 5:00 shadow doesn't she?!! If you've been following me at all then you know that I really have been practicing sketching and drawing for awhile now. This week I purchased an online class after watching Suziblutube which led me to her blog which led me to her workshops. I will say this is probably the best $35 I've ever spent! I took her Goddess and the Poet workshop which includes like 17 real time videos (each one at least 25 minutes long), PDF's that include templates, resource materials, etc. One important thing I've learned from her is that your hands retain memory, meaning the more you do something, the easier it becomes. Sort of like learning to tie your shoes ; )
This was a practice in sketching so to be able to color her with colored pencils, acrylic paints and yes.. even copics (woo hoo) I layed down a thin layer of acrylic paint to lock in the graphite.
One thing about art... you've got to learn to work past ugly. Then the fun begun! My first layer was prisma pencils:
I have absolutely fell in love with gel medium. It creates a barrier between layers so I was able to even use some copic coloring on top of prismas and acrylic paints! I love it!!
Like I said, this was done on a large sketch pad so I cut out her face and glued her down with gel medium and just started adding color, hair, etc:
My favorite part of this is using my Ippity stamp as her necklace!! Here's a close up of that:
Isn't that cute?? You've got to check out all of the great stuff from my Ippity chic Rona!! I have seriously never been so impressed with rubber mostly because I am a notoriously poor stamper. I always manage to rock the stamp and get ink everywhere! This stamped perfectly!! That swirly dark spot you see on her neck was from another swirl stamp that I put in her hair. Here's more close ups but no more commentary.. lol! I've got to get to the hospital. Please pray for my niece who is having surgery on her liver this morning. Her name is Aimee and she's only 18.
Her eyelids say "happy" and "heart". Thanks for looking!!
hhmmm.. I don't see the labels box anymore. Oh well, I'll have to figure that out later : )