Did another index card today...the cards are neon colors...green...orange..yellow and pink...so that dictates two more fish...I am having a lot of fun doing these and I have a good size stack of cards...
A bottle of Instant Antique that I purchased at a Quilt show years ago. It's purpose is to age fabric and it does take several minutes to dry on paper. I have a regular drinking straw, a coffee stirrer and blank envelopes
Spray a blob of the product and then use the straw/stirrer and blow. Get close to the surface.
Next use pens and markers to 'create' your imaginary animals and people. I think a mixed tea stain would work. Many prefer ink to start the imagination. The difference between some inks and the stains would be the opacity. The stain does allow you to draw the details with a darker color.
My first time entering the Paint and Draw Together Challenge. I work with craft grade acrylics and this piece is done in a 7 x 10 watercolor sketchbook. You can see more paintings at paintanddrawtogether.blogspot.com
..,founded by Teesha and Tracey Moore is some of the most colorful... make you smile art work, ever. I just signed up for the Artstronauts Club. My scribble above is a self portrait of me getting ready for another journey. Go check it out for yourself here.
Thinking on joining the Draw and Paint Together Challenge. Have managed a sketch of the current project photo and just ned to decide on water soluble crayons or acrylics. I now know I would have liked a smaller sketch.
And just because the 29Faces Challenge in February has ended I have not stopped drawing faces and doodling on envelopes.
This face is cropped from a sheet of scribbles I did at a previous time. I had an appointment with my optometrist today and my pupils were dilated in order for a small bleed in my right eye to be checked. I think this face may convey how I feel now.
I have so enjoyed this challenge and already want another one. I have managed to visit every blog, some more than once and have been impressed everyday with the beautiful, funny and creative faces I have seen. I hope I'll see you all back for the next 29faces challenge.
and a little jewel she is. A very small Australian Shepherd that ran down the driveway and into our lives five years ago. She has what is termed 'glass eyes' and they are a very pale blue and her nose is a pinkish brown, her coat is beautiful shades of tan, brown and white. I love her and the wildness of her 'hair' and she love us.
Clicker pencil with colored pencil accents on an envelope.
Years ago (think 15 maybe) I bought this set of Rembrandt soft pastels. It looks as though the only thing I did with them then was break a few. What I don't like about them is the mess and what I do like about them is the soft out-of-focus look they have. I used Q-tips and finger tips. Perhaps I would like the new soft pan pastels and their sponged tip applicators.
or my left hand. A section from a page of left hand art. I do like using my non-dominant hand as it requires a different focus to complete whatever I am giving a try, be it brushing my teeth, eating a meal, doing my hair or making marks on the page.
I don't think I have captured Dewy's true handsome-ness
but I have tried and being the cat he is means he will
I am not a user of oil pastels. Nor am I a user of oil paints even though I would like to try. Only when I am near to finish of this project do I remember reading somewhere that they are best when warmed a slight degree. I could have lain them in the window sill to capture some of today's sunshine. The back edge of the envelope creates the line through the work and an aggravation for me so I hope I remember to place something inside the envelope to prevent this on the next project..
We're past the halfway mark now and I am so impressed and amazed at all the wonderful faces being posted....I wish I had the computer smarts to do some of the fantastic art work I have seen...I really want to experience 'mixed media' with my hands and all the other 'fun' things that make that happen..I am so glad there are many like myself...just doing what we do and wanting to improve on it.
Painted from a picture of an old photo of my Mother when she was young. The black & white photo had some tints added but just to mom's lips and hair. Her amazing blue eyes are just grey in the photo and the lips a very dark red, her 'blondish' hair had also been darkened. I painted in colors of my choice...
and then decided to add a layer of antique on the computer... I like this look....
Mom still has the amazing blue eyes and the mole in the center of her forehead.
She was 92 years old yesterday.
Craft grade acrylics on copy paper and yes... I am not happy that I painted this on paper.
A 'scribble face' that I rediscovered today while looking for something else. I am accepting that I will Never be organized. This is not one that 'fell off the pencil', I saw this face somewhere and knew that I had to draw it.
I really prefer to do my own faces but I am captured by some of the beautiful faces being done in mixed media designs and I want to do them, too. To learn, I try and do it their way first and then I can do it mine. This beautiful angel is a Suzi Blu design, Suzi does her faces with colored pencils and even though I have done some nice work in the past with colored pencils, I did this girl with craft grade acrylic paints and she is on a piece of copy paper. I was matching colors from colored pencil to paint and also trying to do them in the order that Suzi Blu was using and sometimes that differs from some painting techniques.
Suzi's Book, Mixed Media Girls comes with a DVD and I consider both excellent. Suzi is described by some as 'quirky' and that she may be but she is sooooo talented, who cares.
My work is changing due to the 'thumb'. Even the faces I have done for this challenge are making my thumb sing with a little pain. Working any pencils/markers/brushes has to be on a short time frame for the present. If I was young it might be termed 'gamers thumb' but as I am adding years at a very quick pace the word arthritic would be more of a fit.
Today I downloaded a book about Expressionism to my Kindle. At the end of the first chapter was a self portrait done by Edvard Munch 1895. Yes, that Edvard Munch of The Scream. I chose it as my challenge for today. It is not finished and it did do what I needed... provided the challenge.