Sunday, March 27, 2016

Lots More Paige Dolls - so fun.

I'm having so much fun learning new techniques from Mindy Lacefield in her 24 Faces on-line class.

I tend to draw girls in sets. I decided to give the three girls below some accents on top of their head...a more whimsical look. 
The set below was experimenting with side angle faces - it's much harder than drawing faces looking straight on. I also had them pose a bit differently - I think they'll be fun to copy, reduce and cut them out and use in my art journals.
And since I wear eye glasses, of course I had to make a set of dolls with glasses on them. I love the fun hair colors too - so unexpected and playful.
I love black and white striped paper, I decided to use some for the arms in the set of girls pictured below.
The photo below was actually lesson 2, where we had to paint a very impressionistic face on a piece of 6" x 6" piece of wood, using only a few colors. 
The last photo is a small set of faces painted on 3" x 3" paper.

Believe it or not, there's only been two lessons so far. I've been doing lots of practicing!

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

New Paige Dolls & Paintings

I'm taking a couple of on-line courses right now. I'm taking Mindy Lacefields's 24 Faces. Below is a picture of my first painting, after taking lesson one. It's painted on a 5"x5" wood substrate.
Mindy had some great tips for shading and shares the paints she likes to use. I've used Mindy's techniques for developing my Paige dolls. I made three more Paige dolls recently.
I've previously mentioned, I'm also taking Pam Garrison's Painting Petals class and loving painting flowers and learning her special techniques. Below is a picture of some of my sample drawings.

On a final note, I'm was surprised to be published in the latest issue of Take Ten magazine.
Awhile ago, I picked up some vintage paint chip samples from a recycle store. I challenged myself to take one stamp and the paint chip samples and create some cards, mini book and a banner. The article shows all the samples I made.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

New Character Construction Paper Dolls

Catherine Moore has released her new line of stamps, Paris Flea, for 2016 and they're so adorable, I couldn't wait to make some paper dolls!
I made these dolls sitting, which are perfect for perching on bookshelf ledges. 
I love the striped arms and legs. Thanks Catherine for allowing us to play with paper dolls again.

On another note, I'm happy to be published in the latest issue of Somerset Studio.
The project published, is an art journal I made from a mini deck of cards. It was a project I made from taking Seth Apter's wonderful class.
You can see more pictures from the deck, on my previous post, published last September.
Have a great weekend!