Monday, February 21, 2011
Using what you have
One of the things we are doing at the Queen of Creativity Castle is a challenge to use supplies that we rarely use. Sometimes this is because of habit and other times its because we just forget about them because they are put away and we forget we have them. In this piece I wanted to use my inktense pencils. I drew random circles and then squares or rectangles. I added water with a brush to bring out the color. I just love these pencils, I do not know why I don't use them more often. Then I added pastels to the background. I doodled on some and outlined them all in charcoal. This was a little nonsensical but a fun page to do.
I haven't painted a face in this journal for awhile, was I ever out of practice. I really hate that its so much harder for me to paint a face than it is to draw a face. I think I painted over this one 4 or 5 times and then finally gave up thinking I will never be satisfied. On this one I used reinkers to paint the dress and the hair. They are those bottles of ink that you use to re ink a stamp pad. They are fun to use along with paint in a background.
Here is an awesome video by Katie Kendrik
Have an artful Day!