Moleskine Face -#4

I started by sketching the face with graphite and adding shadows with some colored pencils. I also used colored pencils to add color to the little houses.  Then I covered both pages with clear gesso.  After that, I added more shadows with the colored pencils and added texture to the hair with Caran d’Ache crayons.  To finish this, I used some of the foam stamps I made a few nights ago while watching tv.  I had some Ranger Distress Ink pads in several colors that I had never used.  I used these colors: mustard seed, worn lipstick, broken china, and walnut stain.  I like how the stamping turned out,  but next time, I think I’ll try them over more layers.


9 thoughts on “Moleskine Face -#4

  1. Janet January 31, 2010 / 2:49 pm

    You are just blowing me away with these faces! I love the hair on this girl….it’s all gorgeous!!!!


  2. Mary January 31, 2010 / 3:09 pm

    Thank you Janet…If you notice, I make the noses really long…I like the look.


  3. allmimsey February 1, 2010 / 7:54 am

    I had a chance to scroll through your blog this morning and just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed catching up. Your faces and “junk” journal are looking great!


  4. Becky Ramsey February 1, 2010 / 9:44 am

    It’s gorgeous! I love the stamping, and the feeling this gives me…So free!


  5. RDE February 2, 2010 / 5:45 am

    I love the effect of the stamping too! Great work here!


  6. jenny February 2, 2010 / 8:32 am

    I like this- and what you’ve written, too, about the wind, since it has been very windy here!


  7. Diane February 4, 2010 / 7:27 pm

    Hi Mary, I love all of your faces!! I’m partial to this one–I love the houses in the background and the text and the colors!! I’m anxious to see how Sharon teaches us. I’m thinking of taking Mitzi’s watercolor class. I’ve never worked with watercolors before. She told me that it’s for beginners as well as experienced artists.


  8. Mariza February 21, 2010 / 10:29 pm

    I don’t know how I missed this lady – I love her! the hair looks great and really captures that gusty moment.


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