Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Did you know there is a red flower in your hair?


I decided to drop back and paint a Suzi girl with the dreamier half-closed eyes. It's really interesting what I do in this little Walgreens sketch book. The pages will accept just about any medium and it has a bit of tooth that I like. It was one of those things where I started drawing while I was watching Americal Idol last night(which by the way, I am getting a little bored of) and end up with something that I actually like---and it's in the cheapest journal. But it's ok because this journal has a cute collaged cover so it's really not that crummy. I used the copic air sprayer for the background and the lettering is digi-magic (that's me messing around in Photoshop with my letterforms). She was colored with colored pencils then a light coat of acrylic over the face to smooth it out. I am still experimenting with hair---arggg....hair!

10 comments:

Diane said...

I am liking your hair, and I know, it's a pain--in art and in real life. Also, I'm obssessed with A. Idol. I didn't watch it from last night yet. I always tape it--it's so much quicker without the commercials, plus if I don't like the singer--I'll fast forward--they only have 10 seconds to prove themself with me :) Right now, I don't really have a favorite, do you? (Don't get me started about A. Idol :)

DJ said...

You've achieved a lovely vintage look here, with the understated background contrasting with the bolder portrait lines. I think her hair has a beautiful texture that most artists don't bother to portray. This just works.
Well done~

CelticWoman said...

I think you are doing a fine job with your hair, and I love her sassy, dreamy expression. The flower is a nice addition too. Hugs

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Oh, love, love, love!

Butterfly Works said...

Martha, you amaze me....wish I could spend a day with you teaching me...Love the flower in her hair and her sweet face....
Hugs and Blessings,
Butterfly

lori vliegen said...

i love her dreamy eyes.....and i think you've got a great thing going on with her hair!! everyone needs a cute little red flower in their hair!! and i agree.....maybe if those guys had been wearing red flowers in their hair on american idol last night, it would have been more interesting..... xoxo, :))

Createology said...

I like her and her hair. Her eyes are beautiful. Your artwork is wonderful. Keep creating...

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

she's beautiful with her half closed eyes and flower in her hair....

and I have to agree with you about Idol...the boys did NOT do very well enough to hold our interest either..it was disappointing!

maybe you can draw another girl while watching the girls tonight!

ciao bella
carmelina

Graceful Moments said...

Life the background and beautiful eyes. The hair looks good to me. Keep up the great work!

Kelly said...

I think she's lovely Martha! And I love her curls! :-) and I'll admit, that I've NEVER watched American Idol. Just not much of a TV watcher.

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