I found this lesson hard, not sure why, but I did enjoy painting the tiny flowers and plants as well as practicing lettering. The chaos…
In this class we had to emphasise positive connections in our lives via mixed media, using layering and brayering and a paint over collage technique for the face. I think everyone should have butterflies in their hair…
This Lifebook lesson required us to ‘be in the moment’ and use layers of acrylic ink, paint and collage to make a statement about the now. I really enjoyed writing with a brush and inks. I made an art journal page with the left over paint.
In this lesson we had to make a pop-up page with a cover containing collage, paint and positive attributes, the pop up also had to illustrate 3 attributes. I made a fun journal page with the left over paint :)
I decided to try to draw this girl’s face as an older woman of 60+ years. I just love the look on her face, sort of cheeky :)
I enjoyed the spray ink lesson so much that I decided to make another one, this time using layered papercuts. I sprayed and splattered Dylusions ink sprays onto the page, sketched out the side profile head and checked the placement of the painted silhouette cameo paper cuts. Then I added details to the face.
In this lesson we had to use spray inks, negative space and a side profile head. This is Ostara and she is carrying springtime in her hair :)
I practiced drawing a face using my Lifebook lessons. I can’t quite believe that a week ago I wouldn’t have been able to do this. Thank you Tamara and all the other teachers at Lifebook 2014 Everyone should do this course! :)
Lifebook week 5 gave an introduction to shading with acrylic paint. We had to make a quirky lady with cotton candy hair, so please meet ‘Sugar’, she’s quite sweet! I enjoyed learning the acrylic blending technique in this lesson and realised the value of under painting with darker shades.
The Lifebook 2014 week 4 lesson was all about collage, we had to pick items that were ‘true’ to us and make a mixed media composition with them. I enjoyed doodling on this one…