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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Greeting of Spring!

This project is another inspired by Amy's ARTFIRe journal project, using a magazine pic to help work out the position of the features in a profile situation.I made a quick sketch in pencil, using the photo as a guide....
then(because of the strong background colours) I painted it out with white acrylic, before re-drawing the lines.
Started to add shading with brown pencil...
more coloured pencil, building up the shaded areas(brown/red/yellow), and painted out background with pale blue acrylic.
A bit of doodling, and the Goddess breathes new life into the world, whispering the secrets of life to the plants and creatures that abound the planet !
Blessed Imbolc to you all :D

It is also the 1st day of Ayala's 29 Faces for February challenge. The idea to paint/draw/craft a new face each day...wish me luck lol. I thought it was a great idea to sharpen or even begin portrait skills :D XXX
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22 comments:

  1. Loved seeing your process Gina! I'm coming over from Ayala's 29 Faces, what a fun and CHALLENGING project. Good luck with it. I'll be watching as portraits come in. xx

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  2. Beautiful Gina! I do love seeing the progress of your pieces..as someone who is seriously "challenged" when it comes to drawing I just sit back and admire your work.
    Enjoy the 29 faces - I look forward to seeing them..:)
    Hugs xx

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  3. Just one word - fabulous. x

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  4. Excellent job! I'm WAY too intimidated by faces/bodies to attempt drawing them realistically - but I really admire folks who can. Thanks for the butterfly effect visit.

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  5. I had to look up "Imbolc" - now I know what it is. A wonderful profile. Looking forward to seeing the other 28.

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  6. Beautiful Goddess! I love how you did her background too and the lovely touches of her whispers and the tulips.

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  7. Your style is amazing Gina as is your talent for producing these gorgeous portraits.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  8. Great rendering, Gina. It will be so much fun seeing what happens the next 28 days ... such wonderful practice for you ... I'm sure in the end you will notice a huge difference in the ease of your skills. Beautiful! xoDonna

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  9. Very interesting, a delicious profile.

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  10. Beautiful hun, fabulous idea!

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  11. Beautiful! I love all the colors, and profiles are so hard to make! Very nicely done

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  12. She's a beauty! I like the way some of the background colors still show through without overpowering it.

    PS: If you use this link - http://daydreambeliever-gina.blogspot.com/search/label/29%20Faces on Ayala's 29 faces page, we'll be able to see all your entries in one place and you won't have to keep changing the link. HTH

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  13. She's beautiful!, and love your ending to amy's story as well! I miss so much only getting to your blog once in awhile, you've been busy creating!

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  14. She's transformed before our eyes, beautiful drawing and gorgeous accents and colors.

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  15. Thanks for showing the steps, it was a great result (actually prettier than the magazine photo) Love it & nice to meet you :)

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  16. She's beautiful. I'm ready for her to blow some spring my way. :)

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  17. Beautiful work, I love it! Thank you for sharing the process.

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  18. I love the 'breathing of new life into a world'. That's exactly what it looks like she's doing! I can't wait to see the next faces!

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  19. Wow, that's really a fantastic painting. You'r so talented.

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  20. I love it, very well done!! Good luck in the challenge!!!! :)

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