A woman who works with her hands is a LABORER; a woman who works with her hands and head, a CRAFTSMAN; but a woman who works with her hands, her head and her heart is an ARTIST. ~ St. Francis of Assisi




Thursday, March 15, 2012

Self Portrait

There is a Challenge going on in my favorite yahoo group art for the creative mind to make a self portrait.  I have posted the color book page I made some time ago.  I used that as my base.  In paint shop pro I created a new layer to put over it and wrote how in my heart I am still that little girl waiting to grow up and not that grown up I see in the mirror.

I then printed it out and used my prisma colored pencils.  I had a tough time learning skin color.  I know its not perfect.  But its all about learning.  I also had trouble with the toner smearing.   One tutorial used her ink jet and it did not smear.  I even colored with the copics on my ink jet and it did not smear so I thought I try the ink jet printer.  It was worse.

I did figure if I laid a strong layer of color on the paper it did not smear but it made my skin way to dark.  I have vampire complextion ha ha ha

Here is the project...

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