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.