November 11, 2013
I stopped in at the local art store because I wanted to try some gouache paint. (Similar to watercolor except it’s opaque). It was suggested that I try this new product, so I bought it. It’s acrylic so it dries with a satin finish…..and with these 4 colors I get to mix and make any color I want…..well….almost!
I seem to be my most willing subject when inspiration strikes…so off I went to get my main man to get a decent shot. Then I posterized it.
Then I transferred the image onto 12” x 12” watercolor paper.
Mixed up a red acrylic with the Splash paints and put the yellow on straight.
Then brought in pink and orange. I exaggerated some of the features with some add-on shapes. (This looks like I’m applying make-up for Halloween)
Had a lot of fun in this area, changing the shapes and colors for the hair strands.
Used watercolor for a few of the colors here: Blue, Orange, Pink and the green background…..I did NOT trust my ability to mix the acrylics properly.
When it was dry, I went in with my handy-dandy black XS Faber Castel marker to enhance.
Ta-da…now I have a new selfie…profile pic. Yikes….and looking at this again, it looks like I have no nose! I could rename this Voldemort-style!!
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- By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden