Sunday, May 9, 2010

New Journal Pages and more portrait practice!

I have been so busy at work I haven't made time to update my blog. I have been working away on my journals and round robin altered book groups. I thought I'd share a new little journal I made after watching Teesha Moore's online tutorial. These are all paper journals made from Fabriano artistico 140 lb. hot press paper. It is a dream to work on and I painted the backgrounds on these pages.

These are some practice portraits from my journal. I used pencil to sketch all the faces and different mediums to color them. The first one I colored with Portfolio Oil pastels that have been rubbed into the paper with paper towels.

This face was colored with prismacolor pencils, the background is Portfolio oil pastels.
This face was my first attempt at pan pastels. The colors blend nicely and I LOVE them. This face came out too yellow and looks too dark. But it made me run out and by a set of 10 colors and I know what my new collection will be!
This is a pencil sketch from a magazine photo. Can you guess who it is?


peggy gatto said...

some very innovative art, love the colors and designs!!

Anonymous said...

I love your drawing! And so glad you're enjoying the Portfolios.
It will probably turn out to be some famous woman, but as soon as I looked at that last one, I thought for sure it was Dr. Oz.

Tinker said...

I like your drawings, Jen! Hope you had a happy Mother's Day!

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Ophelia said...

Your drawing is great!! Love, love, love your journal!!