I’ve been getting caught up in perfection, or I should say lack of perfection, in my face practice. So, I decided to work more loosely using different mediums to lessen my irritation. Today I scribbled a face with Stabilo-All black pencil, then added water. I also added a touch of color to her eyes with colored pencils. Today’s #mabsdrawlloweenclub2019 prompt: witch.
Today’s Drawlloween prompt from Mab Graves was “black dog.” I really struggled with getting this piece the way I had envisioned it in my head. I didn’t succeed, and finally decided to just let it go and call it finished.
For today’s face, I used Tombow brush markers for her face and Ecoline brush markers for her hair. I also wanted to try out the Lavender Daniel Smith watercolor that I bought recently, so I used it for the background. I had a lot of issues with the mixed media paper I used, but I am happy with how she turned out.
Today I learned that it is good to keep going even if I don’t like what I see on the page, and that trusting my instincts and allowing myself to grab supplies intuitively really helps the process. I also learned that sharpies do smudge when gone over with an alcohol marker. Oops!
I was feeling a bit blah today, so I had planned to leave her as a pencil sketch, but I followed a nudge, and traced over the pencil sketch with a sharpie art marker, and then followed another nudge, and colored her in with alcohol markers. Then I did a bit more with colored pencils, and added some highlights with a white gel pen.