Monday, September 21, 2009

Diamond Lady

Well! Here is something completely different. This is the one I was talking about the other day. I drew the girl on sketch paper, colored her in with colored pencil, pen, paint and glitter,and then added her to the painting/collage at the end. I love her hair!

It came out totally different than what I was going for, but I'm still happy with the results.

I tried doing tons of texture in the background, and the houses were scrapped out of gesso in the first layer.

I liked the result, but as I was wrapping up dinner in tin foil, I noticed how lovely and silver it was, and wouldn't that look good in my collage! So I made the houses out of it. Fun!

The only thing I'm really bummed about on this piece is the lips, which I assure you, looked good until I put that string gel over it, and the ink from the pen ran. Ooops!

I'm finishing another one today, which came out pretty cool too. My new favorite tool, is stamped tissue paper, love it!!


TheresainMS said...

Love your art! Found you through House of Hullabaloo and am so glad I did. I am more of a wanna-be than an artist but it sure is fun looking around and wishing for more time to try some things for myself. Your work is very inspiring; thanks for sharing it!!

Pam Tucker said...

This is awesome! The colors and everything... another winner! I adore the houses! What a great idea with the Gesso and then the tin foil. I love everything about this. The hair AND the lips are perfect.

Tammy said...

I love your creations! Such awesome use of color and imagination. Thanks for posting on my blog... regarding the woodburning, My mom loaned me a truly kickin woodburner and I LOVE using it which may play a role in how come I'm able to work so patiently woodburning. =)