Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pursuing Portraits and my Left Brain

 Ok, I'm putting this out there for you all to see.  I figured that if I did then maybe it would help me make progress.  I am taking an online class from  Pam Carriker called Pursuing Portraits.  I've wanted to work on sketching faces for a long time and was happy to find this class.  I have admired Pam's work and her videos for some time so I thought this would be just the thing! It's an amazing class and I'm learning so much.  I'm naturally not a right brain dominant person. When I start to create I almost have to literally turn off my left brain switch and totally concentrate on my creativity. Sketching these faces has really help me get out of that literal thinking into the creative.

This journal page is the second lesson in the class.  It's just a very quick all about me page. The photo of me is painted and sketched over to help us find features in ourselves that we would like to capture in our drawing. I'm happy with everything here except the nose....but this wasn't to be some great creative masterpiece so I'm living with it (see, learning to let my right brain take over!)

Here is one of the first drawings I did.  I'm excited to keep drawing and finding my own style :)

Check out Pam's other classes.  She has some great ones!  I think I'm going to sign up for another as well as her second Portrait one that's coming this summer!  I'll be back to show you some more once I complete the lessons!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Creating in Green

Why do I do this?  Create several things in a specific color? Who knows!  Last week it was blue now Green!  I guess it's fitting because of St. Patty's Day.

Here's two journaling pages using green!

This page below was inspired by my tag on the left.  I was playing around with some tags and ended up with this one here.  Little do you know it looked nothing like this when I started, the wonders of Gesso!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Beauty seen...

 Beauty seen is never lost. God's colors are all fast.
 This is a journal page I made using Alcohol Ink, Liquitex Ink, White India Ink, White Gel Pen, Stamps, White paint, Black Pitt Pen, Molding Past and glitter.

To make the background: First gesso a page.  Spray the dried gesso pages with rubbing alcohol and then go to town dripping on Alcohol Inks, just load up the page, over lap them and fill in as much or little as you want.  It's really fun to watch them spread and absorb.  I created the dripping on the edges after the first layer was dry.

Once dry, create to your hearts content.  I went a little crazy with the white splattering of the Liquitex White Ink!  The next day I found white blobs on the tile, needless to say.....they are still there!  It seems this is the medium I always spill or make a mess with, the hardest to get up!

The heart is made with Molding past and some glitter (hard to see)

Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

I've got the Blues....

Been crafting in BLUE that is!  I've been draw to this color lately which is totally different for me.

Here's two journaling pages I did using Blue:

Some layering and texture!

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