Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Something I Tried...

For this face I tried something I hadn't done before. I had this face drawn in my art journal for several months but wasn't happy with it. I got it out yesterday, erased a lot and then decided to use some chalk pastels to add color...

 For a first time experiment I'm happy with her.

I need to do something with her hair...
it looks a little messy.
And her hand isn't right...
but I like the way I could blend the colors on her skin.
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31 comments:

  1. She's lovely - gorgeous skintones! Just bought chalk pastels last week and haven't used them yet. Did you use a sealer on top??

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    1. I haven't sealed it yet but I plan to do that.

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  2. Definitely conveying a clear statement of her mood. Nicely done.

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  3. I love the shading you did on the skin, it looks totally real. Great job!!! xox

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    1. thanks, Corrine...shading is always my weak spot but with the pastels it was easy!

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  4. she almost looks life like! great piece!

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  5. Beautiful contour lines and am loving your girl Janet. Hugs Annette x

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  6. you did a great job on the girl and the blending of the skin, thats where I have trouble

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    1. oh, me too, Lee. the pastels made it fairly easy.

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  7. Thank you for your visit! I appreciate it!!! :D I just finished today's face and I'm about to post. I hope you come by again sometime. I truly appreciate it!!
    You did a beautiful job here. I love the tones and her body expression... Very lovely!

    Maria

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    1. thanks, Maria...I'll be back to visit again.

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  8. This one is truly beautiful, and her eyes are just like my sisters. Very good expression, she's in another world planning something.

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    1. thanks, Laila...HB said she looks sad but I don't think so.

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  9. Now Janet, I cant keep coming here and saying beautiful, awesome, wonderful.....etc., because ALL your work is that way. So I guess I need a new dictionary word. Oh well, dont you love working in pastel? They blend so nice. xoxoxo

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  10. P.S. Love the way you did her eyebrows.

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  11. I love the colors you used on her skin. Beautiful

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    1. thanks, Janet...I used several and just kept adding.

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  12. Wonderful portrait, Janet!
    Love she eyes... great work. :]
    Thank you for sharing the link too, interesting indeed... love the concept.
    Take care. ~xx

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    1. You're welcome, April...at least I could give you one link in return for all the ones you share.

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  13. Hi Janet, She is beautiful. you rock as an artist:)
    Thanks for the sweet visit and for casting your vote, this is going to be fun. I'll keep track and let you all know which Queen is truly worthy of the crown and honor.
    Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  14. Her face is beautiful, very nicely blended, I'm glad you decided to work on her!

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    1. She's been sitting unfinished for several months. This was the perfect opportunity to do something with her.

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  15. You can't help but love her! Look how sweet she is! Great work Janet! xo

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