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Friday, 24 February 2012

Spirit of Air

Second post Friday. For The Further adventures of Lady Ophelia click HERE.

Face no 24 of 29 Faces in February...lots of pics, not a lot to see :D

Quick background, scribbled oil pastels onto textured paper, and smooshed.
Then "David" wanted to be drawn again....But he is see through... I sealed the oils and sketch with clear gesso, and outlined him with silver acrylic paint :D
oooooow shiny.....
Now how do you shade a clear image????, because he does have substance...
I opted for a thin wash of white watercolour, and extra thin layers of soft blue around the features, and irises of his eyes.
The picture needed a bit of I scratched a grass effect along the bottom with pencil blocks...
and then added washes of green water colour....I like :D
I think it looks like he is blowing the grass :D
Close up of face...but the shading is still difficult to see, but then it would be wouldn't it? LOL



  1. Hey, I didn't know you could go over oil pastels with gesso!? Super idea! Have to go try it out! He looks great btw!

    1. Me neither, but they dried fine :D

  2. Smashing - thanks for sharing your technique


  3. I like this face comes from heaven. Greetings.

  4. You have done this beautifully Gina, the shading is just perfect.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  5. ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪...Wonderful :-)

  6. Fabulous piece and I love all the pics -- thanks so much for sharing your process!

  7. I love to see your work in stages like this Gina. Nicely done my friend. Hope your weekend is going well
    hugs June x