Tuesday, 11 June 2013

I'm no artist . . . .

. . .  but I like to give it a try, This journal page evolved into me playing around with layers of inktense block and pencils and prismacolour pencils to build layers, and create light and shade. I bought together various things I have learnt on the web in the last year, like yellow for the base colour of the skin. I enjoyed playing with this and spent a number of evenings adding yet more layers.  In the end I had to stop as I went through the paper in the the right eye,oops, so was unable to add the highlight LOL.

I used a face mask as the guide for my face shape and features, but then drew my ownfeatures in, still a lot to learn on drawing but immensely satisfying to get something that looks vaguely human. I then used a Tim Holtz stamp to create a headdress by stamping it twice.

Here's some close ups so you can see the layers and the mistakes, definitely need to do some more work on nose definition, and eyelashes how do you do them!!! Loving my scouse brows though. LOL

Of course didn't help myself by starting with a layered green background, ho hum, its all a learning curve.