Wednesday, 29 October 2014

WOYWW #282: Experimenting with faces

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One thing about doing these weekly WOYWW posts is that you realise just how fast the weeks fly by! Here it is, another Wednesday and another messy desk. It's not that different from last week's, only the clutter has been "carefully" rearranged. You'll notice that I blurred out an object in the top left corner on my desk. It is because it's a surprise for Cindy, who sent me that awesome desk organizer I showed you last week! It needs a few more finishing touches before I can post it.  I'm really excited about it and can't wait to show it to you, but I don't want to ruin the surprise for Cindy!


This past week I've been experimenting with faces - painting over faces found in magazines, to be exact. If you look carefully, you might spot the current issue of Vogue somewhere under the pile of other stuff on my desk. I never buy these sorts of fashion magazines to read - I only bought it this month for the faces! The idea came from this video by Tamara Laporte of Willowing Arts:



I know my version is far from perfect, but I quite enjoyed playing with these faces - and at the end of the day that's all that matters! So today I'd like to share with you some of the pages I've created with this technique. I'll show you the original images too for comparison. You'll see that my paintings don't look anything like the original, but it's a good method to hep with proportions and positioning.

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Just click on the first image below and cycle through the photos through the gallery view! If you would like to see what other crafters have been up to this week, just hop over to the Stamping Ground to snoop around their desks!





Here they are again for a closer look:

 



And even closer: