You have a Freak Flag - FLY IT!

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Faces, the Human Form & Characters
August 8
Art Challenge: Characters
Journal Prompt:  "If you're going to be weird, be confident about it!" Author Unknown


I had just been to performance by my great niece (she is an adorable 4 year old) as a clown so I didn't have to think about this one. Clown for sure. Sometimes clowns can be creepy (shudder) and I wanted to stay far far away from that. I wanted to represent that we creatives need the freedom to go out on a freaky limb and not worry about how others are going to perceive it.  Self expression is about going wherever our art takes us.

I started by drawing a prototype for my journal but then next thing I knew she was DONE and I loved her so I decided to go with the prototype. Coloring her in with Prismacolor colored pencils was fun and bold.

Next I needed to background in my journal to which she could be adhered. Bold and funky was needed.

Dylusions yellow paint was the perfect answer for bold color. I spread it on with a makeup wedge and then smoothed out the color with a baby wipe.

This square stencil has always been a favorite of mine and this was the perfect application. Dylusions lime green paint was pounced on with a makeup wedge.

Circles were needed to break up that bold pattern and since I am all about bubbles right now - well, perfect!

Pounced on Dina Wakley heavy body paint with makeup wedge.

Outlining the circles in Stabilo black pencil and then activating it with a water brush added some depth.

I cut out my clown girl and adhered her with a UHU glue stick. She is ready to play! I added a wonky frame so you would know it is me : )

And she is quite DONE.

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