Doodles & Mark Making
Art Challenge: Doodles & Mark as a Layer Element
Journal Prompt: Surviving the Elements
I posted this photo on Instagram and started a conversation about what you are doing in art that is scary.
This is scary to me. I am painting faces and I don't do that. I mixed my own skin tones (Lorraine - did you read that?!) I played with shadow and light and made progress but admit that I still don't completely "get it". So this is Stinkin' Scary!
Ok, back to our challenge - they are related - hang with me.
I started with loosely doodled tropical plants. I love this kind of drawing. I am working on embracing this style because I stop and stare at it every time I see it. I can do that. So DO IT.
I smeared Dylusions Ink (in a waterbrush) onto the page. No thought to "staying in the lines" or coloring in completely. This is about loose and imperfect.
Then I made a wash from Dina Wakley acrylic paint and water - probably 50/50. I brushed it on wanting brush marks. I am thinking about grasscloth wallpaper. I want texture.
I sketched a face and got ready to paint.
A form is starting to appear.
Here she is finished - I added a bit of Prismacolor pencil to her to deepen colors or add a highlight.
A scratchy frame was added and I journaled around the frame about pushing into scary territory.
Where do you need a push?
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