Tuesday, February 2, 2010

two more girls...

She is drawn in a journal without lines (I think it is a Molskine that has a paper craft looking cover that comes in a pack of 3). My son gave them to me for Christmas and it has wonderful smooth off white pages perfect for drawing and colored pencils. She is collaged into a larger journal. I painted her face with Caran de'ache and white and Buff acrylics and painted in the background with Nickel Quin gold and Aliz crim. The leaves are stamps.
She is drawn on composition notebook paper, collaged into the bigger journal, painted with shiva sticks (love them!) and the flowers painted with Caran d'ache crayons (love them too). One of the great things about taking all these workshops is that each teacher uses a different medium so you learn how to use these mediums. I guess this girl is a mixture of Suzi's class and Misty's class which makes me happy because I want to incorporate all I learn from all teachers. And they are all so uniquely wonderful in their own way. These are the mixed mediums that I used on this piece:
1. graphite to draw face
2. colored pencils to lay down a little color then cut out and collaged into journal
3. shiva oil sticks for face (colored pencils don't show through so why use them? You don't have to--I just like to do it)
4. watercolor background in journal with stamps, ink pads and punchanella
5. Caran de'ache mixed with Titanium white and gel medium for flowers
6. extra soft black charcoal pencil for shadowing flowers

That's it!

16 comments:

Mary said...

These are so beautiful! I am really drawn to the first ones colors!! They are so beautiful together, and her eye color is lovely.

I love when what we learn from several different sources begin to blend into our own - taking what works and making it ours. Your work has so much depth and warmth to it. I think it must be like you!!! :)

Diane said...

Martha, you are so talented!! I've never used the shiva sticks--where did you get them?

CelticWoman said...

Martha they just get better and better, great color and depth in your shadows. You are pulling it all together in a wonderful conversation of faces. Hugs

Julie Bagamary said...

They are amazing!

Diane Duda said...

couldn't ya just draw girls all day long. :)

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

lined paper drawing...i just love doing that...
nice work today..

stop by sometime...ciao

Janie Husband said...

Beautiful!!!!....I know i have some shiva paintsticks somewhere in my stash...never used them, but had to have them...

macaulay said...

2 more pretty girls!

Regina said...

I love all the beautiful faces you are creating. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me!

PaperPumpkin said...

Wow! These girls are amazing!! I love the wisps of hair on the top one, too! And her eyes...

Silke said...

Just found your blog and love your girls!!! Will be back often to visit... :) Silke

joyfulploys said...

Oh my...all your girls are wonderful!! I love the collaged face. I am in Suzi's Goddess and Poets class and I have signed up for Sharon's class. After seeing your girls, I want to take Misty's class...I'm like you, don't need any new clothes (now that I'm retired) so extra money is going for supplies and classes.
Cheers,
Mary

Createology said...

These are each so beautiful and capture a true personality. This makes me want to learn to draw. Keep creating...

Kerr Pelto said...

What I like, other than the obvious artwork and lettering, is that you delineate exactly what medium, paper, tools, etc. that you use to make pieces. That is a huge help and an inspiration. Thanks, Martha!

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Martha! I love your girls! They're so darn pretty, and so sweet looking too! Hugs, Paulette ;D

lori vliegen said...

these gals look SO sweet!! i love that first one.....sure wish my hair looked that good! :))

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