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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Messy faces :D

For my "A Piece a Week" post this week(cos we all know I do more than a piece a week) I have chosen to work from Jeanette's latest video on the OHL ning. It is from her free to join 100ish painting class, and is about "freeing" up your painting style. She calls it "doing a messy face" :D
So I give you my "Blue Lady"
and here are some of the stages...
simple sketch to place features(not required) From which you can probably tell she started out as a man...
Get stuck in with paint and a dry brush...
Build up tonal layers(keep gets scary)
add a splash of colour....
and keep working til you reach a happy place :D
I love this close up...shows the depth acquired by the effort of building layers of messiness.
Should have added definition with graphite but wanted it to dry thoroughly first, and I love the softness she has at the moment :D 
All done with acrylic paints.
Enjoy :D XXX



  1. She's beautiful, Gina. Doesn't look very 'messy' to me. :o) xoDonna

  2. love seeing the different stages. Thanks for sharing the link!

  3. Lovely blue lady, and interesting to see the technique and the various stages. It looks very much like me - curly hair and all, but different coloured eyes! The close-up is gorgeous.

    1. Posted your journal this afternoon...should be with you tomorrow :D

  4. Gorgeous and thank you for sharing the layers, shows how much work is involved!

  5. I think it's interesting, how she started off as a man! Beautiful!! Love the colors!

  6. I love her eyes. And the shape of her lips. I wonder what she's thinking about...

  7. Gina this is totally amazing...her expression in the close up is gorgeous! can you tell us her thoughts?? ;)