Monday, January 6, 2014

Painting Walkthrough: Glamour Girl

If you're like me, then you have lots of art supplies hanging around and even more bits and pieces and scraps that clutter your art room. I can't even throw out used illustration board. I just re-use it for something else. I slop some book pages or old scrapbook paper over top of a bad painting and then use leftover paint to cover it all up and call it a "mixed media layer." It's a layer, right?

I took one of those ugly old used boards and re-purposed it to make a pretty glamour girl. Some of the ArtTrader team are taking part in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge and she was my Day 3 painting. This is what scrap art parts are for!

We'll be adding Walk-Throughs to the blog every now and then, just because they're fun to see. I love looking at people's art progress pics and seeing how they went from A to B. It can be enlightening and I often pick up tips, especially with mixed media pieces.

Here are my WIPs of the painting portion of this art piece. At top left is the face I wanted to paint and at the middle, top row is the ugly old scrap board I started with. The only thing I liked was the color so I used a bit more of my Golden brand Teal to cover things up. The flowers in the last painting are made from scrapbooking paper with a bit of red paint and gel pen over top. I ended up liking the resulting painting and stuck it in my Etsy shop. Yay for scraps!

1 comment:

  1. It's awesome - I love walkthroughs so much. I also love the surprise of background texture that I didn't notice until I saw the walkthrough! Like a velociraptor, you are a clever girl. ;)


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