I have more girls to show you which I have been having really a lot of fun trying out. What I love about this process is that in the evening when I don't want to go down to my studio I just start penciling faces. I do a whole bunch of them just concentrating on the lines and the shapes and the feeling of the girl. (It still amazes me that every single face turns out differently!).
Then the next day when I do go down to my studio I pull out the watercolors and my ink pens (like caligraphy pens) and I color the girls faces and hair. I love the way the hair comes out when you do it with ink. I only add a few lines through the hair with the caligraphy pen and then with a wet brush I stroke (or brush - pardon the pun) the hair into shape - it is like magic.
They may be twins but they each have their own personality don't you think?
Isn't she an angel?
I want to do more of these with all sorts of leaves and flowers surrounding the faces
Well she looks a little uptight but I still like her ; )
I like her bow and her purple hair!
A real gyspy this one ...
So a couple of things I wanted to tell you about. Jane Davenport has some new girls faces stencils. In fact my local artist friend Gisele (hi Gisele) told me about them when I ran into her at our local scrapbooking store. She teaches a class on journalling and she told me that what she does is have people in the class use Jane's faces stencils for the face so that the students are not intimidated by having to draw a face.
I thought what a great idea. So you know I have a new class which opens today Draw Collage Paint and in it we draw faces. So I thought I would suggest the same thing to you. Check out Jane's stencils here and you could use the stencils to join me in this class. Use the stencil to draw the face and then collage and paint it with me.
Don't forget that today is the last day for the early registration price of just $30.00 for this class. Find out more here.
Have a great weekend all!