Thursday, April 23, 2009

Faces, with apologies to some beautiful women!

I got lost in the creative zone last night, and I am so grateful! For the first time in ages I lost track of time and played for five hours straight - the result two finished ATC's and two other pieces partially done. These are my first attempts at faces; which I was NEVER going to try, when will I learn not to make sweeping statements?
After creating backgrounds a la Kelly Rae I took some magazine pictures.. and here's the apology, these women WERE beautiful.
I traced over the main features, the first time in blue pen (you can see why that was not a great idea), the second with lead pencil, and then flipped the picture onto my background to transfer the pen/pencil. From there I used paint, Tombow, Distress Ink, water colour pencil, brushes and my trans dermal applicator (thanks Kelsey). I enjoyed 'modifying' the second face, and I guess the next stage would be to draw my own.

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Dot said...

Sweetie - I am so pleased you got lost in the creative zone this week! And I love the ATC's you have created. I think you have done a great job on the faces. Am always amazed at how you can tackle a new process and make it your own.

Smiling at the thought of you playing as I know you have been busy lately and been helping out several friends too - with your loving support.

Dotee xoxo

Gaby Bee said...

These ATCs are gorgeous! I love your creativity :-)
Gaby xo

Jacky said...

You are always ready to take on anything it seems Julie. You've done a great job with your faces a la the Kelly Rae technique. I have played with this too and it is not as easy as one may think (especially if you use blue biro he hee!)
Fantastic and outside your normal creative zone.

Jacky xox

Still Waters Studio said...

Wonderful first attempt! They look as good as some of the pictures that I've seen in the magazines. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Betzie said...

Really nice work Julie! I love when you get caught up in the process of creating and all track of time is lost...I'm also intimidated by faces, but you've inspired me!

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.