So last week I was reading my latest issue of Somerset Studio, and I saw this ad (Paper Whimsy) with an image of a lady that I Really liked. And I wanted to draw her! So, I got out the fearless journal (because there's no such thing as messing up in a journal!) and I did!
I remembered what I've read and been told by different online artists. Don't think of what you're actually drawing--just look at the individual shapes, sizes, and angles, and it seemed to help. I struggle with the 3/4 view, and I was pretty happy with how this lady turned out (my "model" is on page 19 of the Somerset magazine if you have it)
And sticking with my plan of using different art supplies--I finished her with Conte Crayons, and Derwent inktense pencils. The conte crayons are really very hard chalk--easy to work with--but a bit messy--you have to spray a fixative over it when you're finished because it smears onto the rest of your work and pages.
I've been really liking my journal girls--so much so, that I decided to turn THIS ONE into an art piece!
I'm really happy with her and she's now in my Etsy shop HERE.
I'm really beginning to like this--this journal thing--I think I have a bit of a theme going on with my journal girls!