Friday, 15 March 2013

Art Journal Every Day - Wild Hair

I, like many of us art journallers (or should that be journalists?), draw/paint a lot of faces. They're so compelling and getting one right/looking how you want it to feels like a major success.

Lately I've been using very patterned backgrounds & then finding faces in them using gesso to blank out the background & face, leaving the hair wild.

Here's a background I created with tissue paper, acrylics, stencils, sequin waste & a brayer.

Here's where I've got to with the face. I've gesso'd the background and the face as well as adding a red wash to the hair.

And here's one I made earlier. I'm really enjoying the freedom in their wild hair!