Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This is a really neat idea by Monica Zuniga . You first make a background using no more than two colors (I used blue and white). You need an image of a woman from a magazine. Look for one with great eyes! Then you tear out the eyes, part of the forehead and upper nose from a magazine. You glue that image down with Gel Medium. You then use a charcoal pencil to draw the remainder of the face (from the eyes down and from the eyes up.) The key is the blending and the shading. I still have to work on the shading .. I just don't "get it".
Anyway, you then use your two colors of paint to make the hair. I added some yellow ochre to it because it looked to "blah" with just the blue and white. I then added some rub-ons and some stickles and there you go! I really like the way it came out although I was not able to do it the way I wanted to given the limited space. I used my journal which is 8x10 and that really is not enough space to do this the right way. I like the way it came out though and will be trying it in an even smaller journal to see what happens.
Posted by Elena at 7:48 PM