I've also been working on putting a bit of color onto the face that I showed in my last post. Here is what I have so far:
I had a lot of fun playing with the background.
I'm pretty sure this is what is called the "awkward" stage.
I feel pretty good that I didn't put this in a corner somewhere in disgust at this point. That is what I would have done in the past because I would have thought that the hideous color of the hair was impossible to recover from. Not this time; here is the next step:
Still not loving it, but definitely better.
I have colored some of the flowers with yellow petals and orange centers, but realize the flowers are just a blob at this point so am planning to make something going off into the top left and maybe adding some text.
Here is my picture with notes about possible additions/changes. I'd love some input.
On another topic, I have finished the art journal that I began on January 1, 2009 and have ordered another blank one from Dick Blick. I never thought I would finish one let alone be anxious to begin another. It is amazing the changes I have undergone in just one year. I am sure it is in part from being a member of such a caring and supportive online community. Without you I am pretty sure my inner critic would have become much larger instead of retreating a bit as she has.
It has been a wonderful year and I am so looking forward to another. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.
Hope to see you tomorrow!