You all know by now how I feel about faces in my art. I need to practice, practice, practice them. Today I painted two faces without penciling them in first. I just slapped that acrylic paint on the page, creating the face and the features as I worked. I had no preconceived notion how they were supposed to look.
The first one was for an Art Journal Tangents and Tactics workshop on daisyyellow.com. The whole purpose of this exercise was to make a quirky girl, to do it loosely and quickly, and then to spray the painted face with water to make it collapse into something abstract. Okay!
This next painted face was done to a prompt on journal52.com : Rhyme Time. I decided to use a technique that was being taught in a free Art Journal Wisdom workshop by Dirty Footprints Studio, the objective of which is (again) to get paint on the page quickly and then to use paper from your diary/journal for texture, and add a face quickly without forethought. That scared me a little but I did it.
The poem, “Underface“, is by Shel Silverstein, and the words are:
Underneath my outside face
There’s a face that none can see.
A little less smiley,
A little less sure,
But a whole lot more like me
I am not unhappy with the way the faces turned out since they were supposed to be loose and quirky and whimsical. I think I accomplished that.
I hope you created something today too!