Friday, 22 November 2013

Face Friday

Hello again Friends. TGIF! Its Friday! (At least for a few more minutes, here.)
Usually I do a Photo Friday post on Fridays, but today I thought I would mix things up a bit, as I have been crafting again in my Art Journal.

I have made my very first attempt at drawing and painting a face! With a little help from the Jane Davenport Girls Stencils.

Check it out:

I know its not perfect, or going to win any artist awards or be raved about, but I am quite pleased with how it came out as a first attempt. I used a Jane Girls stencil, (by Jane Davenport) that I recently got, and just traced it with pencil. They are great basic face stencils that just give you the starting points for basic face drawing and design.

Here is the completed page in my Art Journal:

I first sprayed my page with some Dylusions sprays, I love their rich colour!
Then traced the stencil, and went over it with some skin tone paint.
I then went in with my Faber Castell Big Brush pens to add shading and highlights to the skin areas, and also colour the lips and eyes.

I then sprayed black Dylusions for her hair, I wasn't sure what I was thinking because at that point I was SURE I had ruined the whole thing! 

But as I kept looking I suddenly realize she was very much looking like the late Amy Winehouse! Totally unexpected!
So I went in with my black big brush marker, to detail the hair, and her eyes.


I decided to just go with the Amy Winehouse theme, and searched online for a quote that would speak to me, that I might use on the page... I found this one by her which really resonated with me at the time. 
It says: "There's No Point In Saying Anything But The Truth Because At The End Of The Day You Don't Have To Answer To Anyone But Yourself!"

Isn't that so true? I used my Dymo embossing labeller to make the quote, I just popped in thin strips of cardstock for it to emboss onto, instead of the tape! Then went over it with Distress ink, and a big brush pen. The final step was to splotch some black dylusions around the page for that grungy effect. 

So there you have it, my very first face attempt, in my Art Journal! I've been working on a few others this week, and hope to show you more soon!

I hope you liked seeing this one, Thanks so much for dropping by and all your lovely comments and  friendship - it all truly means a lot to me! 

Love xoxo


Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

That looks great and you're right. She does really resemble Amy Winehouse. I love the green color, and you did a good job with the eyes which are so difficult. It's terrific overall!

MagsB said...

yes, she definitely looks like Amy Winehouse - I think it's her gorgeous hair! Go, you, for experimenting and branching out, it's too easy just to do the familiar same old, same old. I love the sentiment - it's so true!

love Mags B x

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

That's what is great about you Annmaree you do like to try new things and I love that you share with us . I like her make up .
Oh and I got your card on Friday .Thank you for thinking of me .Too early for mine to go out yet . Cyber hugs Shirley-Anne

Jules said...

Hi Annmaree

Oh yes, she does have an Amy Winehouse look about her.

You never cease to amaze me with all the new things you turn your hand to . and they always look like you have been doing them for ages. I could never do anything like this. It is very impressive.

Love the words you have added and the way you made them! Clever girlie!!!

Hope you have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Merry said...

Wow, I think this is fantastic. I will have to look into those stencils. How clever too just putting card stock through the Dymo. It;s all just wonderful.

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Annmaree you have done a terrific job with this page, the image and the 'quotation' sounds FAB, you should be proud of your achievements
lorraine x

Newell DymoUK said...

Thanks for showing off our embossed product. The result is impressive.

michelle hodges said...

Love it!! Very pretty you rocked it!
I bought a face stencil to and hope to try it out near the end of the month of Dec. I cant remember who its by?? If I dont like it might try the one you used!
TFS! Have a wonderful week!

May said...

WOW...Love it all... the face is amazing....I've never seen these have done a Fabulous job....the quote is so true.... Brilliant... Hugs May x x x

Sandy said...

You've done a wonderful job on that face. Beautiful work.

Sandy said...

What in the world do you mean it is not perfect - if I could do have this good I would think I had made it to the big time!!!! Wow - yes I really love your make! Gorgeous art journal page.