Hello my bloggy friends,
For week 21 of Life Book 2016, we had a lesson with the lovely Renata Loree, who showed us how to draw an upturned face and gave us lots of tips about painting hands - these are both things which I find very challenging so tend to avoid usually. But hey, that's why I am on this Life Book journey - to push myself out of that comfort zone.
It was fascinating to watch Renata work. Firstly, she created a beautiful painty background, then she drew and painted a mandala directly onto this. The figure was drawn over the mandala, so that it became part of the body.
I found the whole process very meditative, though it took me a week to finish as I had to keep letting it dry and coming back to it later. Here's my finished result (well, probably finished) ...
A strange thing happens when you put a picture of a project on a blog like this - it's as if you see it for the first time through new eyes if you know what I mean?? I can see lots of things wrong with this through my new eyes, but I'm pleased that I had a go - I mean, those are GIANT hands, but at least they do look like hands!! :o)
I've made twenty pictures for Life Book so far this year, there are about six I want to catch up on and we're only half way through! I'm using larger paper now as well - I started with A4 but mostly use A3 now so I have room to spread. My Life Book is going to be HUGE and very colourful :o)
Thanks for popping by today, see you again soon.