Tag Archives: faces

Birdman

Rocky Wren believed he was a bird in a former life…

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I hope your day flies by with a giggle or two…

Happy Weird Bird(man) Wednesday!

Cheers! ūüôā

A Coloful Surprise!

I was so excited to see a package on my front porch last week from Royal Talens North America. ¬†And I couldn’t wait to open it!

(Who is Royal Talens you may be asking? ¬†I signed up for their FREE newsletter ¬†to discover more about them. ¬†They have some great ideas I can’t wait to try!)

Inside was a very generous set of Rembrandt Artist Quality Watercolor tubes in 16 colors!! ¬†AND they¬†are BIG tubes too – 20 ml size! ¬†I couldn’t believe my eyes! ¬†ūüôā

I squeezed out these juicy watercolor paints onto my palette and made a color chart. They come in a complete range of 80 colors BTW!  WHOOT!!

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BUT WAIT!  There was more in the box from Royal Talens Рthey also included 3 Р30 ml bottles of their Ecoline Liquid Watercolor.  We are talking LIQUID watercolors!!  They come in 46 transparent colors and 2 opaque colors (white and gold).

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I will definitely be using these liquid watercolors in an online calligraphy class from Ivy Newport called, “Letters to Words.” ¬† I liked how vibrant and transparent the colors were straight from the bottle.

And they are very versatile. ¬†I painted the background of this sample below using a brush – they blend just like watercolor paints with water. ¬†I added black ink with a micron pen afterwards… how many weird creatures can you find on the right?!

I was also excited to see 3 Ecoline Brush Markers and a blender too! I didn’t know I could get watercolor in a brush! ¬†Oh, the possibilities!! ¬†(I used a blue marker¬†in the¬†sample above).

I experimented using the Ecoline markers and the Rembrandt watercolor in this doodle:

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It was super fun to watch the brush markers blend with the watercolor paints – you can see it better in this photo:

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And of course I had to try the blue Ecoline Brush Marker for a face!   I used it as an outline to separate her head and shoulders from the background.  I then softened it with a water brush:

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I have more creative experiments to show you but will save them for another day!

THANK YOU Charlie at Doodlewash.com for creating #WorldWatercolorMonth in July!   It is such a JOY to receive and experiment with these FREE supplies!!

Happy Painting!

Cheers! ūüôā

P.S.¬† I’m not being paid by Royal Talens North America for a review of their products.¬† ūüôā

Red Heads

Do you know anyone with red hair?  I was drawing one-liner faces last night and a few red heads appeared on my page:

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I hope they give you a RED smile today!

Cheers! ūüôā

 

Write And Draw

I used to spend hours writing my thoughts and ideas in a journal – not the journals you see now… mine were yellow note pads. ¬†Nothing fancy… ¬†Yet, writing helped me deal with life – the good times and the not so good. ¬†Can you relate?!

Yesterday, I decided to try combining writing with DRAWING – my new love! ‚̧

First, I did some writing with a permanent black pen. ¬†(I love “fine” black Sharpie pens and Amazon sells them really cheap).

Next, I found a face on Pinterest to use as a reference to sketch over my words with a pencil.  I added a little color with Tombow markers.  I softened them with a water brush.  Here is my result:

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I will definitely try combining writing and drawing again.

Cheers! ūüôā

Connect The Dots

Remember connecting the dots with a pencil to form a picture as a child?  Well, this exercise was a little like that for me.

The exception was starting with watercolor circles and splatters like this example:

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And then drawing a face on top of the dots!

I used a photo in a magazine as my reference and this “Queen of Imagination” appeared… almost magically, like connecting the dots as a child!

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Perhaps you remember my earlier experiments with this idea.  If not, you can find them here.

Wishing you the JOY of creating art with childlike discovery!

Cheers! ūüôā

Planting Seeds Of Ideas

I took a day off from work yesterday.  It was such a beautiful day that I wanted to spend a little time outdoors.

I purchased a few plants to plant in a planter and lavender to plant in the ground:

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I worked on a collage that I started recently:

(I don’t like the pencil shading I added in the second photo but I had fun!)

And I placed an online order for new art supplies!  Yipee!!

I feel like I planted some creative¬†“seeds” for future inspiration.

Cheers! ūüôā

Faces And Flowers

I have recently discovered mixing water soluble pencils and watercolors.

I quickly sketched these faces with a 6B water soluble pencil and then splashed some watercolors on the paper Рtrying not to overthink it.

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After the watercolor dried, I added more details with my (Faber Castell) Graphite Aquarelle pencils – in 4B, softening the lines with a Pentel waterbrush:

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It was so fun that I decided to try the same technique with flowers:

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I tried to create a quick sketch and loosely paint it with watercolors so the colors would blend on the paper.  Below, I added the water soluble pencil in 4B:

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Next, I hope to add some collage papers to these paintings.  I will post my progress next week!

May your day bloom with happiness!

Cheers! ūüôā

Wise Beyond Years…

A friend of mine has recently been¬†diagnosed with cancer. ¬†My heart goes out to her and her family…

I was thinking of her as I created this face yesterday.

I pray that she will be able to fight this terrible disease and win!¬† This face below¬†has¬†the determination and strength my friend has…¬†¬†And the knowledge that God is with her.

So MANY people are fighting and struggling with cancer.  Too many people!

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I dedicate¬†today’s post to my friend T and¬†EVERYONE who¬†is¬†fighting for their lives or supporting friends and loved ones battling cancer – YOU are wise beyond your years…

Sending love and hope! ‚̧

Sasquatch Man?

I used the cross-hatch technique to create shadows in the drawing of a man I found in a magazine. ¬†I had a little trouble with the shadows in his neck so he ended up looking much hairier than his photo! ūüėČ

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I called him, “cross-hatch man” on Instagram but I think he could pass for “Sasquatch Man!” ¬†Lol!

“Sasquatch” also known as Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest is a large, hairy ape-like creature covered in hair.¬† It inhabits forests and is considered more of a folklore and hoax rather than a living animal due to lack of physical evidence.

Hope your Monday isn’t too “hairy!”

Cheers! ūüôā

Play Ball!

I had fun adding some collage papers to my faces I posted yesterday…

I used my gelli-printed deli papers, a little scrapbook paper and some features from magazines.

Here are my favorites with a caption under the pictures:

Surprise!

You say what?!

Play ball!!

Hope these give you a smile today!

Cheers! ūüôā