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  • Blending and Faces!

    I’ve been playing blending again! I made a stained glass window image inspired by Jodi Ohl’s Just do it – Free Art Friday post.

    Stained Glass Window Blend

    But unlike Jodi, I didn’t doodle on my painting, I scanned it and played digital blending with it!

    Then I thought it might be a good idea to finish face #16 which has been lurking accusingly for a while now!

    Face 16 - 29 Faces 2013

    I’m glad I did – I’m quite pleased with how she turned out – she’s definitely one of my better faces! I drew her in pencil and coloured her using acrylic paint and watercolour pencils. Now what shall I do next?

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    29 Faces – # 15

    Still playing catch-up…

    Face 15 - 29 Faces 2013

    … but I think she’s my favourite so far!

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    By on Sunday February 17th, 2013 at 22:16 in 29 Faces 2013, Artistic Ramblings, CED - 2 Replies - Leave a Reply

    29 Faces – # 14

    I’m still behind with my faces, but here is number 14.

    Face 14 - 29 Faces 2013

    Once again she’s drawn in pencil and coloured with acrylic paint and watercolour pencils. I really must try drawing with paint one of these days – I’m sure I would learn a lot from it – it just a case of plucking up the courage!

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    By on Saturday February 16th, 2013 at 21:52 in 29 Faces 2013, Artistic Ramblings, CED - 2 Replies - Leave a Reply

    29 Faces – # 13

    Almost half-way, and still keeping up – I’m impressed with myself! Here’s todays offering.

    Face 13 - 29 Faces 2013

    I’m told she is recognisable today – I must be getting better! Do you know who she is?

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    By on Wednesday February 13th, 2013 at 21:26 in 29 Faces 2013, Artistic Ramblings, CED - No Replies - Leave a Reply

    Faces and Letters!

    Today I have been getting really messy! In addition to creating my face for 29 faces, I’ve been playing with letter stencils.

    Face 12 - 29 Faces 2013

    I created today’s face using pencil, watercolour pencils and acrylic paint. She still doesn’t look entirely like the one I was copying, but I’m getting better!

    I signed up for this free workshop, Use Your Words, from Carolyn Dube the other day and have been having fun playing with letter stencils for the first lesson.

    Creative! - Use Your Words by Carolyn Dube

    I started off with a collage of torn newspaper which I covered with a few layers of acrylic paint. Then I started playing with stencils! As I didn’t have the letter stencils Carolyn recommended, I made my own by removing a set of chipboard letters from their holding sheet, then using the sheet as a stencil. I used the whole alphabet and numbers to create the first layer, then made the word ‘creative’ over the top in a darker colour. I finished off using an Artist Cellar stencil to create a bit of interest at the bottom of the page.

    I quite like how it looks right now, but I have a feeling I may be adding some more to it later!

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    29 Faces – # 11

    Today was the first time in ages that I had a page with no gesso to work on. It was great not to have the smudging problem!

    Face 11 - 29 Faces 2013

    I drew her in pencil, then coloured her using a mixture of acrylic paint and watercolour pencils. Unfortunately when I came to paint the background, the paint leached straight through the page and left its mark on the next several pages in the book! So I’ll be back to a gesso page tomorrow!

    By on Tuesday February 12th, 2013 at 01:07 in 29 Faces 2013, Artistic Ramblings, CED - 2 Replies - Leave a Reply

    29 Faces – # 10

    Today I decided to have another try at an older face.

    Face 10 - 29 Faces 2013

    She still doesn’t look much like her original, but I’m beginning to be able to recognise the things that are wrong. I’m seeing more clearly! I definitely enjoy using a mixture of acrylic paint and water colour pencils for the colouring.

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    Blending and Faces!

    Today I played digital blending as well as faces.

    Digital Blending

    This started as an abstract created using Twinkling H2O’s. Then I scanned it and played digital blending with a photo of sand patterns. This is the result.

    Todays face got the works!

    Face 9 - 29 Faces 2013

    I was so determined she wouldn’t have any strange paint marks today that I gessoed the page before I started! Then I had to draw her face on the gesso. I hate pencil drawing on gesso! – it smudges everywhere!Luckily the putty rubber does a good job of cleaning up! To stop further smudging I started off with an acrylic wash base, then coloured her face and hair using watercolour pencils. I added some background colour using Twinkling H2O’s. I must admit – I’m quite pleased with the final result. What do you think?

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    By on Saturday February 9th, 2013 at 21:24 in 29 Faces 2013, Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, CED - 2 Replies - Leave a Reply

    29 Faces – # 8

    Back to a younger face today!

    Face 8 - 29 Faces 2013

    I’m quite pleased with the way she turned out, except for the blue shading round her mouth (paint bleed through from the next page!). I gave her a wash of acrylic paint under the pencils to try and hide the blue, but as you can see… it didn’t work!

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    By on Friday February 8th, 2013 at 23:50 in 29 Faces 2013, CED - No Replies - Leave a Reply

    29 Faces – # 7

    Today I chose a less glamorous, older face to copy.

    Face 7 - 29 Faces 2013

    I think I’ve aged her by at least 10 years, and made her look very unhappy as well! I’ll keep trying! … back to the sketchbook for some more practice!

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    By on Friday February 8th, 2013 at 00:32 in 29 Faces 2013, Artistic Ramblings, CED - 2 Replies - Leave a Reply