This girl really does have just about everything or technique I know thrown into her. Her face was drawn with a pencil, then gesso applied and sanded down for a smooth surfice. I did this so the copic markers, which is what I colored the face with, would not be contaminated by the graphite pencil. That was an experiment which seemed to work. Then I drew the hair with a black stabillo and colored it in with colored pencils. Then I used a bit of the gesso still on my pallet to smudge the Stabillo lines from the hair and also added some white acrylic. Let's see, what else...oh, the background was some yellow paint with some Quin gold added in for the sides and Shiva for the cheeks. Love that Shiva! Then I didn't think she was fancy enough so I put her into Photoshop and incorporated some digi-magic by adding the diamond dangles and white swirly things which is one of the many many brushes I have downloaded for Photoshop. If you Google "free brushes for Photoshop" you will be so surprised and overwhelmed at how many they are out there. I love using Photoshop brushes but of course then the piece turns digital. AND here is the $64,000 question...Is it still an original as a digi-manipulated print??? Well, I think so but it's still a print. Anyway usually I print these off, cut these out and collage them into my journal or a canvas and it turns into an original again. Ok, I know you are tired of reading. Me too.
One more thing. She is done in my Rafine journal. Do any of you have a Raffine Art Sketch journal? They are fabulous! Well, I think so anyway!