Tuesday, February 25, 2014

29 Faces 2014 #20, #21 and #22

Ok, it's 25th day and I'm a bit late - and the month is soon over! I plan to get all the faces together - as slowly as it goes. I'm very slowly recovering from infection.

Here's a trio of watercolour faces. Numbers 20, 21 and 22.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

29 Faces 2014 #16, 17, 18 and 19

This evening I was somewhat tired and decided to amuse myself with some doodled faces.

I used black ink with very thin brush for drawing the characters and coloured them with watercolours.

Feeling little better - animal drawings can be fun! :) Also one gentleman included - he's probably amazed by why he's there - it's because of the moustache, of course!

#16: A friendly lop-eared bunny

#17: A cat named Safir

#18: An English gentleman

#19: A sleeping mermaid

It is soon bedtime for me - I'll try to dream about being mermaid. ;)
Thank for looking!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Art Journaling: Happiness

My first Art Journal got a second page lately. It's about reminding myself of steps to increase my happiness.

I take part to Inspiration Avenue's challenge with this page as it fits surprisingly well to the theme "Hearts and Trees".

I strongly link happiness and heart together. The heart shape was the starting point of my first drawing. The final shape with barely visible outlines is important. I wanted to leave out any barriers. The leaves came along in middle of the process. They say to me to go on, something good is going to grow out of listening yourself... :-)

And if you wonder - the main quotation is from a song (Secret) of Madonna, :) Started to listen her record after many years and somehow that line stroke me!

As for technique: I continued the earlier ink drawing with water-based acrylic colours. I'm surprised that the golden flower stamping seems to work! Took some risks with it...
The white gel pen was really useful when writing and finishing the page.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

29 Faces 2014 #14 and #15

Here are two more faces... I'm keeping a steady pace. :) Today I have also felt better, maybe I'll be in better shape soon, yay!

Number 14 looks little like a person I photographed few months ago. The hair is more festive though! It's interesting to surprise yourself by finding familiar features from a random drawing.

Number 15 is my try-out of a face of an older person. Very inspiring thing to go for! I'm pretty satisfied with the result.

Thanks for visiting! I try to return the visits more now that the flu thing is giving up.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

29 Faces 2014 #12 and #13

Continuing with some random new drawings...

Face #12:A dancing fairy. Aimed for ATC-size (2.5 x 3.5 inches) but result is about (6 x 8 inches).

Face #13: an ATC-card that didn't turn out as I had hoped, although it looks better on screen. :-)

Friday, February 14, 2014

29 Faces 2014 #10 and #11

Hello! I hope your Valentine's day is better than mine. I'm behind the schedule because got some kind of infection this week - My doctor gave some antibiotics but feeling weak anyway. Hopefully the doctor soon finds out what this infection is and whether I have the right medicine.

Well, I'm taking easy, and keeping things simple. Today I tried to continue the challenge by re-drawing two old pencil drawings of mine. Used colour pens on black paper.

Now back to bed - I hope I can catch up everyone soon! x

Sunday, February 9, 2014

29 Faces 2014 #6 #7 #8 #9

Today I have a quartet of faces for 29 Faces challenge.

After all those colourful drawings I found myself picking up a white gel pen and some black drawing paper.

The results, #6 and #7:

I thought this technique was harder than I had imagined. The upper one is pulled from my imagination. The lower face I made by using an old photograph of a woman as my model.

#8 and #9:

These two I made yesterday and they certainly look different than the former try-outs! Tried to fill the black space more evenly and managed to overdo that a bit! I had to fix some small spots with black ink. I'm glad they look as good as they do. :-) They have something in common with the seventh face that I made last year.

Hope to catch some time to visit you soon! :-)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

29 Faces 2014 #5

My fifth face for 29 Faces challenge this year describes somehow my mind wanders at the moment... Slept very little and made a long day at work to finish in schedule. All went well so now I'm just taking easy :)

I enjoyed drawing the fifth face!

Used watercolour pencils - Olive Green and Prussian Blue. Applied some water also - not very much, but enough to spread colours more evenly.

Plan to catch up the challenge on weekend, see you then! x

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

29 Faces 2014 #4

I have somewhat busy week at work so I decided to stick to my previous idea of choosing a colour and making a face to match it.

Today it's Olive Green. My scanner insisted not noticing that the light tints are olive green too. Tried to switch to manual settings etc but had to give up the fight for now. Maybe this weekend I'll give it another try, and see who's the boss, lol ;)

Monday, February 3, 2014

29 Faces 2014 #3

Today I started my face my choosing a colour from my aquarelle pencils.
I tried to make the face to represent the chosen colour while I drew.

For the third face, the colour is cobalt blue.

Thanks for visiting! x

Sunday, February 2, 2014

29 Faces FEB #1 and #2

I was glad to notice that the 29 Faces challenge is back - and already started! I enjoyed so much the last September that there's no question whether I'm in or not. ;)

The first two faces I made today, mostly with acrylic colours.

In the first one I made a background skin colour with mist of Perfect Pearls & watercolour. I smoothed some of drops with damp cloth.

I used a small palette knife to spread the colours. That is the first new thing I  tried in this challenge. :)

In my second face I mixed some blue Perfect Pearls with ultramarine acrylic colour.  The blue now glows lightly. (Applied the colour with a medium sized paintbrush.) I plan to continue this work.

Thanks for watching! Hope to see your works too in this challenge!