Thursday, April 16, 2015

Faber-Castell Startlet Girl

Paper Pieced Orange haired girl

Watercolors Wild Hair Girl

Hello My Lovelies!

I am on a blogging roll today! I had been automatically posting new videos here to get me reminded to add some words later, well, I am finally doing it! This is another entry to do with my Color a girl series!

I love the freedom of watercolor, watercolor is the medium I go to when I feel that I am starting to get to controlling or I am getting frustrated with the exactness of pencil or pen.

With watercolor you never know exactly how the color will lay down, sure you can get it to be controlled, but why work so hard at it! I love to lay down color on the paper and see what it wants to do, with the way the pigment decides where it wants to go and usually it is perfectly imperfect.

It makes me change the way I think in my creative process by planning (or trying to plan) my highlights before my shadows because it is near impossible to get back to pure white after adding color.

When I was asked to show how I added color to faces I was excited about the watercolor, I love the unruliness of the pigment and how I can never get the eyes to be exactly even, and hair is never an even shade of color and the mouth is usually a little wonky, but I always love how they turn out.

The video of the Wild hair girl was created for an art swap with a friend and and she evolved into my Organic Crown girl, I even uploaded the final piece to my Society6 store where Tank tops are a favorite of my followers.

I hope you enjoy the process and let me know if you have any questions!!

Big Hugs and Mushy Stuff!

-Shana (a.k.a. wisccheeto)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Acrylics Curlie Hair Girl

Another in my paint a face series was how I use acrylic paints, to create a face, I love acrylic paint! I think it is my favorite of all mediums if I have to pick only 1.

I love how you can fix any mistake with another layer of color or wipe the whole thing out with a coat of gesso.

I also love that there is no wrong way to create with them, I love brush work as this video shows, but I also like to finger paint, I love any reason to get my hands dirty, I actually feel  bit of pride when I can get color off my hands no matter how hard I scrub, that hard to get paint stuck under my fingernails, I love it, but, that will be a different video! Lol.

When I paint using acrylics, unless I am working on a commission piece, I rarely sketch things out, I have found that most of my mistakes have led to my biggest learning experiences. It gives freedom to just apply color, for me painting is almost meditative, I keep all my paint and paint tools at arms reach so I don't have to think about it, I just do it.

I had been seeing all of these intuitive paintings all over and realized that they were what I had been calling "doodle paintings" for years, I never thought they were items people would like to see, I had kept them hidden away in my art journals and not shared them! Gathering strength from others I decided I would share the process and found that these images I created were liked! I kick myself for not having the courage to share before.

Here are 2 videos of my Doodle Paintings that I did on canvases instead of hidden in a private journal

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I learned to never be afraid to share my art, both of these originals sold before I could offer them for sale, I learned my lesson, that I shouldn't try to conform to what I think others will like, I am not the only "weird" person out there!

Big Hugs and Mushy Stuff my Lovelies!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Update about me and a Copics Fairy tutorial

Oh My! My Lovelies!!

It has been a long time since my last post, I dont even want to look when!

I have been up to a great deal in our time separated! I moved across the country from Massachusetts to Arizona, this moved was to help me to try to make a living with my art, not only did we have an "in" on a home that we could afford but it also has a large light filled room that I can have a full scale studio instead of just a corner in the living room!

Also with Phoenix area there are so many art festivals and ways to share and expose myself to more artists. It has been so fun!

I have been working on videos this whole time and trying to get myself going with more internet sales as well. It has been so exciting! I have a store that you can purchase much of my art not only as prints but also as merchandise! my biggest sellers are totebags and coffee mugs, My store is at Society6, the link is to my best selling item, to see more just click my name when you get there!

Ok! Enough self promotion! I have been posting to YouTube quite regularly and recently I received a request on how I color faces, so I started a series that I will continue to add to with every new medium I get, I love a reason to shop, so you guys can see if they are something you could work with.

The 1st medium I used was my Copic markers, I love my Copics! They are so much fun and I can never have enough colors! I need more! and refills! Lol! again another reason to shop! The Juicy markers, and variety of nib and tip sizes is awesome, and they are easy to carry with me, they are one of the few mediums I am not afraid to use in my house outside of my studio, no water to carry and there is a cap! Haha, I am a klutz so I have come to terms with my inability to keep furniture unstained!

All of this being said, take a look at the video I made you for you all!

If you would like to see another video where I used Copics check her out!

Big Hugs and Mushy Stuff!!
Shana (a.k.a wisccheeto)