Thursday, March 19, 2009

In the Monskine Sketchbook Journal

I painted her with acrylic and she doesn't look as smooth as when I use Shiva oil sticks. I did smooth her cheeks a bit with the Shiva. I bought a hair stying magazine to get some new styles for my girls. This one is not having a very good hair day. Every time I draw a new girl I try and make her look different but as I look at all of them they all look like they are related---some look like sisters and some like cousins. One even looks like my mother did as a young girl. The girls are the most relaxing art that I do. I guess it's because they all become my little friends. I think her name is Crystal--bet you can tell why---her eyes.


Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

Beautiful eyes! You have a knack for those. I love the over all color on the piece as well.

Using a hairstyling magazine is a great idea!

K said...

You wrote:
The girls are the most relaxing art that I do.

That's so frustrating that someone can say that. I cannot draw a normal face no matter what.
Bye, Kitty

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

I think that is true of everyone - we all have a style that becomes recognizable.

Whether your girls are sisters or cousins - they are all from a beautiful family!

Brenda Heisler said...

Very nice. I like her a lot. I like her name too. You just seem to get better and better.

Tess said...

But if her hair were perfect she wouldn't look so natural and I love how natural she looks. You do have a way with the eyes. Just gorgeous..

lori vliegen said...

keep doing what you love! i think that they all look like they're related is because they're all coming straight from your heart....beautiful heart, beautiful art! :)

carolyn said...

she is gorgeous martha!
if you look at the portraits done by renoir, the faces look the same too!
you have a style!


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