Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A younger girl!! And a few more journal pages...


*****This is actually a little later addition to the post. As K said in the comments pearls might have been too old for a little girl so I changed them to pink. That was a good suggestion because it gave the opportunity to repeat the pink just a bit. Now they are just beads.

OK, well, this little girl went down a few years. Thanks so much for all of your suggestions and I think it helped. In the sketch she looks about 7 and painted she looks about 9 or 10. Yay! I printed her out on 300 lb watercolor paper (and prayed as it went through!) then I painted her with a dry brush acrylic. You can still see the lines form the notebook. You would think I could draw in something else without lines if I am planning on using it! There is just something about lines that is extremely comforting to me. It must go back to my calligraphy roots.
Below are two more spreads in the journal that I did a few days ago.
Again, I pasted another girl into my journal from the composition notebook. I was just going to leave her in grayscale but then decided to put a little bit of color on her with colored pencils. I guess I am in a pink mood. I do like pink and green together.

This was a page in the journal that just had some thick acrylic splotches in the background so I decided to draw another Gypsy. Actually I painted her about a week ago in Suzi's and forgot to blog her. I did put her up on Flickr though. I gessoed her face and added some skin tone then completed her as Suzi has taught us using colored pencils. It gives a different texture and I actually had a heck of a time getting the waxy colored pencils to mark over the slick acrylic. Clear gesso would have been the answer but I thought of it too late.

16 comments:

Kim Shenberger said...

She's adorable! You nailed it! Good for you!

Diane said...

Yay, Martha you did it!! I love her, and I really, really love the lines--you could put a little handwritten text in there. I love looking at your journal pages. I'm getting a little more used to the colored pencils (light touch, as Suzi would say :) And I love the look you get with them with the clear gesso.

Sherry said...

she does look so much younger!

I'm loving your whimsical faces - so much so that I actually sketched a little last nite & posted it on my blog.
Thank you ~ Sherry

Mary said...

Ahh, yes Marthy, you got it!!
She is adorable, and your journal spreads are beauties!!!

K said...

Wow, you did it, congratulations :)
If I may, just one tiny little thing, being a mom of a 12yo - no perles for girls this young ;)

random notes said...

I just love everything you do Martha.
There's nothing left to say.You Rock!

CelticWoman said...

by george you got it! she is just adorable. hugs, hugs

Createology said...

You have done it perfectly. She is young and lovely. You must be so happy to know you could do anything you try. Keep creating...

Kate said...

She is so cute -- congrats on finding your "fountain of youth"!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

you did it, she looks young, and pretty.
i love the effect of drawing over top of lined paper. graph paper is also really nice...

Julie Bagamary said...

YUP = much younger! Good job.

Rochelle said...

Hey Martha,all your faces are wondreful! I love every one of them. I also love your colorful backgrounds.

Kim Shenberger said...

Hi again, Martha!

Love your blog's new look!

Anonymous said...

Looked at your blog this morning..just love your "girls". Checked back tonignt and a new banner. Love it!!!! By the way I check your blog each day.....it is so inspirational and the fact that you are happy to share with us yor trial and tribulations for a younger face is just wonderful. I have started to draw faces again just from following your blog. Thank you!!! Bernie in Aus

Fotf said...

I am loving all your journalling pages, the colours and the art :)

Jane Farr said...

Wonderful work Martha! She definitely looks like a sweet, YOUNG girl. Congratulations on successfully achieving your goal!

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