I really haven't had much time for art lately, and what little time that I do have has been going to a project that I'm working on. But I don't really want to talk about it until all is said and done.
However, I still wanted to share some art with you--other people's. I've actually won a couple more giveaways a while back, but I haven't had time to do anything with them yet......till now. And I feel that they need a little air time along with their creators.
This first one I won from Mandy from Bijou's Whimsy. This is an original, and it's so wonderful in person, and fits in so well in my art room.
I love the detail in this piece. Mandy is so talented--make sure you visit her blog to see more!
And the next one is so fun. It's from Gloria from Viva La Vida. This summer she challenged herself to create a face a day for 40 days straight. Women of the Unibrow (love it!) She's a big Frida fan. Each lady had a story and she related each of their story in first person. There were times when she was struggling a bit with this challenge, but she pushed on, and finished it (6 days early actually! And now she has this wonderful and colorful collection of lovely ladies, each with their own personality, but with one thing in common--their unibrow! So when she was finished, she gave away 8 (I believe) prints of them, and the winners had their choice. I chose Tween--I love her and her attitude!
So of course, you must go over and visit Gloria's blog, and see the rest of the ladies--just one thing----Gloria where are your ladies?! The other day when I was there, they were in a slide show on your sidebar, but now I can't find them : ( BTW, not only is she a talented artist, she also has a way with food--I know this by just the way she talks about her cooking. I want her to cook for me!
So now, these neglected pieces are finally in their home just hanging out with the rest of the art world that happens to be in my studio--
Look at how my wall of art is growing!!
Okay, now I have to talk about Zinnia again who started Roses On My Table. I talked about this ning group before--I can't recommend it enough, and the R.A.I.L. group there is excellent! Well Zinnia also has a you tube channel, where she is very generous in sharing her art techniques. The one she put up last week was all about sketching a face. But the way she breaks it down is so good. This is so perfect for the beginner or anyone for that matter. She starts out by saying that the human face is just a bunch of circles--it's magical how she transforms these circles! And check out how she shades with the paper stump and highlights with the kneaded eraser--I love it.
Thank you Zinnia for this video!!
P.S. There's also a Part 2 to this video--go check it out.
P.S. P.S. Oh yeah, and there's an added bonus--very cool music!