Hello Bloggers. Firstly I must apologise for the length of time I have spent away from my blog. It's been 15 months. Those of you who remember me posting about my Mother-in-Law's cancer and death at 67 February 2013, 11 weeks later my Father-in-Law also passed away at 68 from a heart attack. My life has been in a bit of a spin since and updating my blog has been the last thing on my mind.
I have always loved the Tim Holtz and mixed media look. Anyway, I have this book called Doodles unleashed in which the author draws faces of women. This took me back to my childhood where I used to love to draw glamorous looking women inspired by catalogue models and Joan Collins.
After plucking up a bit of courage, I decided to have a go and these are my very first attempts - Hope you like them:-
This is my very first attempt. I was just doodling around last night because I was so bored of what was on TV. I grabbed an ordinary pencil and drew her outline and hair in that. I coloured her in in Derwent coloured pencils, crayola metallic pencils and outlined her eyes and mouth in blue biro - I could not find my black micron 0.5 this morning so that has to do - I was only practising anyway. I was really pleased with my very first attempt.
I then decided to take a look online and found a blog called Collage-Couture Faces where there was a PDF tutorial you could download to give step by step simple instruction on how to draw faces like you would see in mixed media so I then had a go at that - this is the result:-
This one looks a bit more polished I think. I've found an online course that I would like to do on how to draw these faces it is called Paint a Mixed Media Girl by self taught mixed media artist Claudia Rossi www.udemy.com/paint-a-mixed-media-girl.
Thanks for looking.