After watching a YouTube video, I did this page as a play along. She gessoed the girl after drawing in the face. So I followed that path as well. I did lose the lines a bit here and there but penciled in again to mark my way. I ended up outlining the eyes in marker but wish I hadn’t. So I traced over it again in pencil. My eyes aren’t getting that soulful look that I desire.
Started off with this pretty eBay tissue paper. It is just simple green dots with the words eBay on it. I just tore off pieces and used matte medium to hold them down. In the white areas, I spread some green paint that matches the green dots. Then, basically dry brushed larger areas over the entire page, leaving white areas along the way. I stenciled pink flowers over the page. I have been itching to use this stencil too.
I, then drew the girl in pencil. This time, I used a real drawing pencil. I used a 3B because I had the box handy. I mixed the skin colors using purple, yellow and vanilla paint. One day I will get skin tone colors. Mixing is fine but the paint dries so quickly that if you have any touch ups later on, it is impossible to do. I forgot to do a neck and yep, impossible.
For the hair, I used a Winsor & Newton watercolor marker in gray and quickly smudged the lines with my fingers. I wanted to matte medium the page first but forgot about doing that until after I did my first line. It would have made the marker able to smudge more. I loved the way it turned out. With the tissue paper underneath, the color feathered and looks airbrushed a bit.
Here’s the video:
Here’s my picture:
It is fun to see the both pictures side by side. I can see my style in the picture. I really want to work on getting my eyes to be more expressive. This looks a lot nicer than my other girls I have drawn but overall all my eyes look a bit wooden. I would like to work on drawing eyes next year. That and shading. I have no idea where to add shading or the proper colors to use.
I stumbled across this video today and found it very inspirational. I am going to play with using pencils more over markers. It is funny but I never was a big marker user until I started doing my bullet journal.
This page feels complete to me. But there is definitely room to add some saying or lyrics, if I am inclined to so later on.