Wednesday, August 3, 2011

a little art geek challenge.

so over at Effy Wild little ning site, there is a little magical grp run by someone who I mention quite a lot in my little nook, Gulf Sprite runs an adorable group called Art Geeks. I joined up of course this woman makes me want to be a better artist. Every week she sets us art prompts of challenges. This week was using texture and painting faces. I started by sketching the face at about 1am! yes I couldn't sleep so I sketched. I adhered her to the canvas today and started working on the shading, using Christy's tips and skin tone recipe.

yah shes a little bit dark and a little grape like lol Christy saved me, I layered and layered bopped to some Florence and the machine and just had fun with it! I knew I had to get a canvas close to finished as I have to do two week! as well as my True to You homework for the week.

so after many hours of layering, added texture paste, spraying painting darkening, this is how shes looking at the moment. She isn't finished as I'm contemplating what to do with the background..tone it down or leave it? what are your thoughts.

now I must tidy up the mess and get to work on the colour theory for true to you.
enjoy your pop over to art geeks, for Christy's videos alone..they are very much worth it.
xx Courtney


  1. Courtney you have such a natural talent and your enthusiasm and drive are amazing. This canvas is turning out beautiful and I love having you in art geeks with all of us. You inspire us all.

  2. What a gorgeous girl!! Your page is beautiful - well done! x

  3. The process and product are amazing - love the depth (Christy's niche, in my humble opinion) and colors!

  4. You make me want to be a better artist...or an artist period. This picture is fab, and for what it's worth I think you should leave the background as is.


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