February 3, 2012

Day 3, kind of abstract

Hello!
If you are in a hurry (with so many great blogs to visit) here's my face for today:

Acrylics, wax crayons, ink on 11.5 x 9 watercolor paper

 Is this your first visit? It's not too late to join 29 faces challenge! Add yourself to the linky in the top button.

If you want to see the WIP, keep reading...

This is how it started: I originally made an ACEO size of this guy, in a series (you probably remember older posts if you have been here before) SO I decided to make a larger version. I left it in ink for weeks, not feeling it, not sure what to do.
Then the muse visited, and I started to use the colors left over from the windy girl from last post. Just went with no rhyme or reason all around:


At this point this looks like you better get the gesso XoD but is is actually a nice undercoat, which I do usually darker, but see the results:


His skin looks very realistic, but I wanted to leave some of the first layer showing. I am very happy with the results. But he doesn't want to hear about it... he's in denial  (^_^)
Thanks for stopping by!



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21 comments:

  1. Fabulous, the skin is rich, and the colors surrounding him beautifully set off his pose. I read your comment and came over, crossed my fingers and posted this. If it works, Yay!

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  2. When your "chillin'" your "chillin'" lol He looks fabulous...happy in hie own space :D XXX

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  3. So fabulous Ayala... love the hand going across the top of the head... and awesome to see your under layer as well... I love that some of the bottom layer is showing though too...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  4. Love the shapes and colors! Looks great!

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  5. Martha, love him! Very peaceful looking! and, I love the colors you used! Very rich!

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  6. Hi Ayala. Thank you for sharing the process I enjoyed see it. The end result is fantastic.

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  7. I really love the pinks peeking through... another winner Martha :)

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  8. Interesting face (in other words I really like it!!) He looks like a newborn god from an ancient mythology. Oh, thank-you so much for fixing up the link situation on the 29 faces page.

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    1. Oh wow, Those are awesome words, thanks!! Xo)

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  9. How lovely. I love to join your challenge since I love to draw people. I'm afraid though that it won't be consistent. Nevertheless thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Just do as much as you can, it's part of a challenge, to stretch you out a bit, hope you join!

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  10. i love your use of color. the face has such great dimension :)

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  11. I would love to take part in the 29 faces, but can't find where it says how to do it?

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  12. Oops, disregard my last comment, I just found the link and think I have it figured out! Thanks!

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    1. Oh, I sent you instructions already hehe

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  13. Very interesting to see the progression! I really wish I could have joined in on this one, but faces and I don't get along!

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  14. I love tom see the process. Even though I'm a fiber artist. Thanks for sharing it all. Terah

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