In order to extend the enjoyment of Mermaid Circus, I left Week 8 until I finished Radiant Faces. First up, La Sirena Gorda. The background is Distress Stains and she's drawn with Prisma Pencils and permapaque pens. I'd put a lot of time with chin up faces, that I decided my full-figured gal would be … Continue reading Mermaid Circus Week 8
Lesson 6 is Effy's take on The Watcher. Both Effy and Kylie did these as paint over collage using a self-portrait. I'm not a fan of painting over my own face. As I watched the lesson videos, I liked Effy's descriptions of what she was trying to convey with her page. I was in an … Continue reading Radiant Faces Part 2 Lesson 6
I have had quite the migraine today,so to take my mind off it, I played around with pastels. She is on Bristol paper and drawn with a 2B pencil, colored with Pan and Rembrandt pastels. When my brain is in better shape,I will seal the page. Edited with #aviary > http://avry.co/_getAviary_
By the time you read this post, 2014 and Life Book 2014 are more than half over! I've lagged behind on my Life Book posts and today's post is Week 19, taught by Danielle Daniel. Our theme was honoring your inner world and it was another fun week spent exploring painting with acrylics. This is not the finished … Continue reading Life Book Week 19
Week 15 of Life Book is Tam's Quirky Animals. I loved these little critters and made quite a few. Here are my Quirky Animal Totem Pole and class journal entry.
I am having a ball drawing Tam's quirky animals. I have made a bunch since Monday but this bird is the current favorite. I also got a new device this week - a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Or, as we like to call it , a Fablet. And it is pretty FAB. Edited with #aviary … Continue reading Week 15 Quirky Animals
I finally finished the Week 12 of Life Book. a dimensional mixed media piece taught by Anna Dabrowska. I love her work and this technique, although I admit to struggling with it, at first. The theme for March was Connections and my intention was to celebrate my connection to art by my dad. Dad took … Continue reading Connection to Art
This past week was a bonus week with Tam and Gracie. My initial, art journal, page was trying to incorporate their two styles, but when I sat down to work on it this weekend, I ended up using their basic composition and images. For my page with Tam, I used my usual art supplies: Neocolor … Continue reading LB Week 11 – Trees of Life
With Noir City 2014, I got a bit behind on my art classes. I completed Life Book Week 7, Jane Davenport's project, but only the art journal version. I decided today to work on Week 8, Alena Hennessy's abstract meditation on the soul. It is a drizzly, grey Seattle winter day, perfect for a bit of … Continue reading LB Week 8
lifebookweek6_20140209_132731_v1, a photo by Tenuki Handcrafts on Flickr. I didn't work the mermaid into my 9X12 version of Week 6's Spray Ink Love, but I like her just the same. I used my front facing Jane Girl stencil, Daler Rowney inks, Neocolor 2s, Peerless watercolors, Prisma pencils, and Pitt pen in black.