Faces – Single Continuous Line

A couple faces, drawn out of my head, no reference photo, and drawn using a single continuous line.

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Watercolor Polar Bear

I used salt to get the starry look of the sky.  This is bigger than usual – 12″ x 14″.

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Watercolor landscape

This took about 15 minutes.  I love the semi-abstract look of this piece, and the areas where I scratched into the paper with the end of my paint brush.

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Loose washes with sketchy ink……..

I quite often have a watercolor piece that just doesn’t work, but more often than not, I can improve it by adding some skritchy ink lines……….  Hey, in my head, Skritchy is a legitimate word……….  Anyway, I took this 3 hour class in Mesa, and the point was to loosely lay down color for your image, then define it slightly with ink.  I was using a sketch journal, so the paper buckled a bit with the water and paint.

What do you think – are they better with, or without, the ink?

Crocosmia

Beach Scene

Tree – oops, I forgot to take a “before the ink” pic, of these next two

Bouquet

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Faces – Man

I feel like ALL my faces are starting to look the same, but maybe that’s because I’ve been mostly drawing young women.  Here’s an attempt at a man’s face, using pencil and a smudger.  Reference Photo at the end.

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Faces – Line Drawing of a Young Woman’s Face

Title kinda says it all……..  I’m actually surprised that I did Faces for about 8 times, before something else caught my eye………….  The first one is Before I erased the pencil lines.

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Faux Midori Notepad

I’m constantly thinking of things I need to do, but I KNOW that I won’t remember it by the time I get home, so I have to scramble to find a scrap of paper to make a note of it.  This happens a LOT, so I made this teeny little notepad for my purse.  I’ve folded a few small scraps of paper into it, and they’re held in place with an Elastic Spine, so that I can constantly refill it.

I painted on canvas, and also adhered some paper ephemera, and silk scraps.  I added an elastic to keep it closed, and to hook a pen onto.  It took a long time to make, but was a really fun project.

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