Friday, 27 March 2015

She Shareth her Joys

This week's class for Life Book 2015 was by Juliette Crane and was titled: Painting from the Heart. I thoroughly enjoyed it and specially the first part of her video which demonstrated how with a few simple marks you could make a character come to life.
I followed along with her and then started to invent some characters of my own of which the one above was my favourite. She sort of encapsulates some greyhound traits such as the ears and the tail but unlike the greyhound also has wings. Juliette then went on to paint an owl but I used my little character. I also loved painting with my fingers as the class suggested but then again this is something I do quite a lot already, specially if there are no brushes nearby. After all our hands are our tools!
 So the entire background is hand painted and I also used quite a bit of glitter dropped into the wet paint which sadly is lost on camera. The texture you see is from bleeding tissue paper as well as scratching into the wet paint with the back of a brush.
I wish in hindsight that I had tilted the face a bit more like in my original drawing but it is what it is and I had a joyful time making this page, which is what it is all about as far as I'm concerned. I love looking at all the pages I have already made for the Life Book 2015 classes and that will all be put together into one large book at the end of the year.

4 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

GREAT colors and textures!!!!!

Linda Kunsman said...

I LOVE this page along with your delightful whimsical character Frieda!

peggy gatto said...

Just a delight of color and drawing!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

so lovely and oh so whimsical!

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