Monday, October 7, 2013
Mixed Media Girl
For the canvas I posted last week, I decided to try creating a girl. 'Girls' are Christy Tomlinson's signature design element on her canvases. When I took her class I remember thinking I'd never try one of the girls. No way could I do a face.
Well, this one doesn't really have a face, at least not facial features. I followed the instructions on the video to keep her whimsical. I was very pleased with how the shading turned out... the 2nd time through.
You see when I first did the canvas I didn't worry much about wrinkles in some of the layers as that adds texture. However, a wrinkle right down the middle of the face is not texture, it just didn't work. So after several attempts to paint over and add shading, I finally gave her the ultimate 'chemical' peel. I removed the layers of paper and paint on the face and took it back to the canvas. Then I added the paint and just started that part over. It worked!
Her dress starts with paper and then has layers of paint and rubons.
It was a fun project. Thanks for stopping by today!