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Experimental Play

For today’s creative practice, I decided to do some experiments. I wanted to recreate the dual brush markers over gesso background that I’ve created by accident the last two days so I could take pictures. Well, guess what? I couldn’t recreate it! I tried and tried and tried, but nope! So, I thought I would take my messy, experiment-failed background and play around with it. I used a pencil to sketch first, then wet a black, Stabilo All pencil to trace over the sketch. It was a complete mess, but I just kept going. I tried adding colors to the eyes and mouth, but those didn’t work out so well either. So, I kept playing around. I got a paint brush and pulled most of the color from the eyes, and the effect ended up being really cool. I pulled the red color up from the mouth, and it didn’t turn out so well, so I added black all over it, then pulled it up, added more red, but it still didn’t look right. I kept going back and forth adding black, then color, then black….and well, black with a hint of color it is šŸ™‚

I look at her now, and I think, so freakin cool! Not too bad for a failed experiment ā¤

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