It feels like a fresh start this morning. My daughter and her two little girls will be here shortly. We are keeping the girls for her while she is working today, tomorrow and Sunday. I am planning not only to be creative each of those days, but I hope to have fun making art with the almost 7 year old.
I am continuing to practice my printing with my left hand. I am not sure it looks any better, but already (this is just the second time) it didn't feel as awkward. I have a feeling I am going to like this "training". I can't wait to get the opinion of my grandgirls. As for my new journal page, I have some pix. Here is the first stage of adding color. I used a watercolor pencil to put some color down on her face.
I then used a combination of colored pencils and water soluble wax pastels to add more color.
I added some background texture and worked to try to get some depth in her face and eyes. I am not at all happy with the purple "dress".
So I added some tissue paper and a thin layer of Golden Molding Paste.
Here is a close up to show the texture:
And finally, I added a few doodles and some stamping to finish her off (no I didn't kill her!)
All that is left is to outline her face and neck with a fine black marker, which I did this morning and she is done.
I am very happy with the eyes and feel I am getting better at getting layers of color on the face. I had fun playing with this one, and can't wait to do another.
My new art journal arrived from Dick Blick yesterday so I have a new small journal to begin the new year with (with which to begin the New Year) I know, I know. I don't know what my first day will look like yet, but I will definitely make time to start the new year by being "Creative Every Day".