2021 Topic 12: Sustainable Crafting
added some more paint and colour to the face. I like using random
colours on faces, especially blues and greens, I couldn't figure out
hair so I decided to use handwriting for that instead. I knew i would be
coming back to the face to 'edit' features as I figured out what form
she would take. When you step away and come back you often see what you
could do next more easily. So this evolved over a few days. A nice
relaxing evolution that also works well in a journal - you can have a
few of these on the go at once.
She was gifted a dress, the same colours but using the corals, yellows and some Inktense pencils too. I decided the background was too samey to the character, so I decided to knock that back with a whitewash first, and then adjust it from there.
Another way to make the background fade is to journal or write in white paint pen (I love the Sharpie fine point paint pen - sometimes hard to find) It has a much finer point than Posca pens. They last for ever, and they don't dry up. I also use the Uniball white gel pen too, again, a wonderful white ink and it doesn't stop until you are out of ink!
is where illegible handwriting can have its uses! I always get told off
for my unreadable writing - and it is perfect for this kind of
background. If you are a neat and tidy writer, just try to be messy OR
you could try your non dominant hand to do scribbles and such! They
always look more interesting and organic.
She was looking thoughtful, sad, angry...and then suddenly I just felt like her head was just too big and her body too small, so this is where I started editing things a bit more dramtically. The downside was I lost the sketchy style of the original face. But it's all part of experimenting and playing. Also can we talk about that nose! It was bugging me more by the minute. Initially I thought it didn't matter, but then it was all I could see, and that really started bugging me .... so I just had to change that. Voila, new nose, big hair, wider dress.
Leandra (Mrs PaperArtsy)