Friday, September 09, 2011

Paint Party Friday #26

Today I tried a new medium for me: oil pastels.
This is a box a friend gave Tati for her birthday and she generously shared with me. :)
Another first: faces.
First choice, Julia Robert´s face from the Lancome ad. I was asked to bring forward looking faces that could be worked on the original scale. I copied it to a white pad and my teacher made some suggestions to correct (yes, she totally looked like a zombie alien on my very first try). After much drawing and erasing and drawing again I decided it was the best she could look at this point and transfered it to the acrylic base that I had gessoed white.
We chose some oil pastels to work with for her skin and Mónica taught me how to use the blender (difumino). Much of the colour on her so far was made by my teacher.
Second choice. Another ad but I can´t recall the brand. I liked the size for this other acryllic background. I knew where to put her eyes and got the size better. Only got to the gesso part with her, no tranfer yet although the original is finished.
All together to compare sizes.
I will be copying faces non stop this weekend! :D
Do you do faces? Any favourite tips/ tutorials to share?

17 comments:

Netty said...

Both backgrounds look terrific and good luck with the faces, they are not easy to do. Happy PPF, Annette x

Christine said...

have fun with the oil pastels!

carlarey said...

Copying faces is the best practice. Go girl! Draw draw draw!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great start ~ Love the faces! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF.

Gloria said...

Oh fun fun and more fun. I love copying faces too. Now I want to do that. Go have fun and yappy PPF...errrr, I mean Happy PPF. Tee Hee.

Hybrid J said...

Great work with the faces, keep going and love to see your progress!

Denni said...

Great work on the faces Paula!
I love making faces. They will get easier.
I worked on a pastel drawing yesterday. Not finished yet so I didn't post to PPF.
I'm still trying to get myself together after the hurricane. Finally have electric and hot water. I need to get used to a school routine with my kids and painting again. I'm off on the Artist's Way need to get up to speed!

RobanStudio said...

Your faces are so fun! I like oil pastels too. Just think of a face as an object and follow the lights and darks. I'm still working on my faces too, but the more you do it, the easier it gets. Happy PPF! :-)

Joni Nickrent said...

oil pastels...my fave to work with! have fun...looks awesome so far! POP ART MINIS

EVA said...

Looks like a fun exercise! Looking good so far.

Dream With the Fishes said...

This looks like a fun exercise! I can't draw very well at all and have always wanted to learn how. I just adore that background for the one with the face other than julia roberts - that gorgeous gritty pink and the purple at the other end, and the green in between! It's luscious!!

misteejay said...

Have lots of fun with the pastels Paula. I haven't played with oil pastels since I did my art 'O' level at school but I used to love them (I think my Copics are now my 'love' when it comes to colour work).

Way to go with the faces - they were something that I never mastered and was never happy with.

Love the colours of the backgrounds you have created - fab work Paula.

Toni xx

Geckostone said...

Oh my gosh I am soooooooo bad at faces! You are doing great!!!This is fun to see in process! Deb

Julie said...

great start, love the backgrounds.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Great job on your faces...they are hard. I struggle with the shading. I prefer to draw whimsical looking faces - probably because real faces are tough for me! :) But, this is a wonderful exercise! Keep up the fabulous work!!

SHERI C said...

FUN!!!! Love new art supplies! Enjoy all the practice it sounds like you are about to embark into! Happy PPF!

Kristin Dudish said...

You're off to a great start - Wheee!!! I can't wait to see more, more, more - Hooray!!!

Have fun :)

xo
Kristin

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