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: "
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!