So on to our weekly Challenge and Prompt!....
Challenge: draw or paint a face
Prompt: "Only in darkness can you see the stars" - Martin Luther King, Jr
Prompt: It is there for inspiration, to be interpreted artistically in any way you wish. You might use it entirely, or a word from it, or be inspired by it. And if none of that appeals to your muse this week, then ignore it! It is perfectly okay to do that!
Here is my page, and a step by step visual of it with instructions in the caption:
fyi: I used dylusions paints, and I gesso prepped my page, in my Dylusions journal.
|My challenge to myself has been to try to capture emotion better by working more losely, to be more gestural with my strokes|
1) pencil sketch a face 2) a dark purple color to make a paint sketch 3) dark blue wash added 4) yellow-orange added over face 5) white for highlights 6) turquoise added on face and background 7) white again this time in hair and highlights on face again 8) brown lowlights in background and detail in hair and face, some brown scribbled detail with a colored pencil 9) midnight blue around background.
That's it! A pencil, a colored pencil, a few paint colors, and gesso.
As I promised, here is a link to a very detailed video by famous Mixed Media Art Journaler, Dina Wakley:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2YwcmFTd8g