My older sister asked me what her name was...and I didn't know...I didn't know naming them was a thing. But, I thought about it...and decided that her hair reminded me of Morticia Addams (from The Addams Family), but Morticia wouldn't wear a green sweater... So I think she must be Wednesday all grown up and out on her own.
Wednesday is done on canvas...the background is alcohol ink. I used Prismacolors and acrylic paint, as well as water colors. Her hair is scrapbook paper! Isn't that a neat technique/idea? My favorite thing is her mouth, because I think it makes her look saucy. I feel like I got the highlight just how I wanted too, which is something I've been practicing.
I really need to work on taking better pictures, or at least at having a more interesting background, instead of having my paneling and paperclips showing! Although those paperclips are both useful and colorful, so they're not too bad I guess!
The quote says "I find it shelter to speak to you." -Emily Dickinson
At first was going to have rain coming down in the blue (outside the umbrella), but I thought 'wouldn't it be nicer to be showered with love instead', so I did the hearts coming down inside the umbrella. I really like the result!
I am liking this whole art journal thing so much. I may not be very good at it (yet), but I love it anyway! Besides, how do you get better but by practicing? And I have been a busy bee, so hopefully, that will show soon enough! Another good thing, is that it lets me try new techniques or ideas (like the love shower)...then when I am better, I can redo the idea or fix it a little till it really shines! I probably wouldn't remember these ideas/techniques if I didn't put them down on paper now.
As always, I welcome questions, comments, ideas, and critique!
So, I've been wanting to try my hand at a mixed media type girl,and this is my first.
I made her with the help of THIS video, which I needed badly for info on shading. Shading has never been my strong suit...and honestly, I found the whole this pretty boring...until I saw this video. It was definitely a boost to my understanding to see how she did things!
So here is my first girl partway through:
And here she is finished:
I wish I had some before pictures that would show just how much the one video helped me! It was amazing how much better this is than what I was doing before!