Thursday, September 12, 2013

Paint Party Friday - Sketches

I've continued to do faces everyday.  I seem to be sketching this week. These are the three latest ones. Two of these sketches are ones I initially started and abandoned.  I just got my eraser out and started over again.  The second time they seemed to work out better. So my advice is to pull out that abandoned art and give it another chance.




















Sketch no. 10 for the month so far.


This was from an add for paint chips. The woman's mouth was more open but I could not make it look right so I adjusted it a little.




















Here I am attempting a pose and remembering my mother.  My perspective is off on the table but that is not a strong point for me, so I am not surprised at that.

Although there is not any paint involved here I am still linking to Paint Party Friday. Have a great day!

Oh something more to add and their is paint involved.  I am in April Cole's group on Facebook and we are doing paper dolls. Not my usual thing but I remembered I had a paper doll template from Misty Mawn's book Unfurling. So I thought I would play along.




















So I made a copy of it by printing on watercolor paper. This is the original doll.




















Then I made some clothes for it. This dress is made from a mono print I made on my gelli plate. I just loved the print, in fact I would love to have this dress.  I love all the mix of colors.





















This one is made from embossed wallpaper that I also printed on my gelli plate. A little ribbon added and a button and I think its a cute outfit. I tried making shoes but they would not stay on the doll so I just painted her feet with a brush marker.

20 comments:

  1. So much creativity! Love the lady drinking the with the writing on her dress- really nice and original!<3 The paperdolls are wonderful, too!

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    1. Thanks Anne, the tea lady reminds me of my mom.

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  2. smashing sketches and love your paper dolls. Happy PPF, Annette x

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      Thanks so much for commenting. I am glad you enjoyed the post.

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  3. Love the piece about your Mother. Love the journal words inside her body....really speaks to me. xox

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    1. Thank you Corinne, I love adding words to a drawing.

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  4. Great portrait sketches with lots of lovely poses. The paper dolls are very sweet, I like them all:)

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  5. Gorgeous works..these are all so beautifully done..wonderful emotions and energy shining from them..fantastic! Congrats on your PPF spotlight! Happy PPF!
    Victoria

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    1. Thanks Victoria, the spotlight was quite the surprise for me. Glad you enjoyed the faces.

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  6. wonderful sketches and your paper dolls are lovely too!

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    1. The paper doll dresses were fun but challenging too. Glad you like them.

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  7. These are all so much fun! 'Love the dolls and the sketch of your mother in her hat.

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  8. Super faces for the challenge! I really like the one remembering your mother drinking her tea. The words on the dress are super! What a neat technique to add detail. Perspective is a hard task to master. I'm still working on it too!

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  9. Kate, I really love everything you shared today but especially the one of your mother. I don't know if I already wrote this to you on a note on facebook or just thought it but she definitely should be a character in a book. She is great.

    Congratulations on your spotlight at PPF. It could not have gone to a more talented or creative artist!

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  10. I LOVE the third sketch, one inspired by your mother. So wonderful! And the paper doll looks like so much fun!

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  11. Great sketches...and I love the patterns on your paper dolls...lots of fun here this week!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. It's always fun to pick up abandoned art again and then make something you're happy with from it. Lovely sketches. Good that you're keeping up with the 29 faces. And what a lovely idea to use gelliprints for the dresses for your paper doll!

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  13. There is something magical with the mother sketch. I love the inclusion of the words. Nice!

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