Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Because some days are like that

It had been one of those days. The kind where you wish the world would stop spinning and you could get off. Major things...No. Its always the accumulation of minor things that drive you crazy. Anyway, I decided that I needed to distract myself, and direct my attentions elsewhere. So I decided to do a healing page.

I drew the picture with HB graphite, and then painted lightly over the image with with Gouache
I then started to add colour using w/s crayons. I usually use them as paint stick, but in this case applied directly to the paper
As one area dried, I added colour to the next
Finally I finished her hair, and added the background (green Gouache.) To tone down the colour I added cross strokes of white. I then decided that her eyes and nose were not right, so painted over them with white.
Once dry, I redid the eyes and nose, using a combination of Pencils, watercolour pencils and w/s crayons.
Highlights and tears were added using gel pens
Background was added to: imperfect stamping, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer mist -pink
I added a Pam Carriker inspired border and a title

And finally I did some subtle journaling on the RHS in pencil

1 comment:

Goog said...

You're right, some days are just like that...