We love seeing your art. Your pages last month were very moving. When you are authentic in your art, it makes your work exceptional.
Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of September! Both winners will be receiving 1 oz. bottles of Dina Wakley Media Metallic Acrylic Paint in Rosy, Ancient, and Medieval and two packs of Dina Wakley Media Board!
Facebook Winner: Lisa Oxley
Instagram Winner: @lunaticfringeart
Our next challenge runs from October 19 to November 16, 2017. Here you go….
Create a piece of art about what makes you, YOU. How are you unique? What is your you-ness? What makes you real? Imperfect? Flawed? Quirky? Weird? Beautiful? Magical?
What I Am Journal Spread
I love autobiographical art journaling. For me, examining who I am, how I am feel, why I feel how I feel, and where I want to go in the future is an integral part of what I do.
For this page, I started with a picture of me. I printed it out on my black & white laser printer, cut it out, and used my Gel Medium to glue it onto a watercolor page (pre-coated with gesso, of course). I over-painted the photo loosely. Then I added background colors, painted the flowers, and added journaling.
I think over-painting photos is a great way to practice painting faces. I like to use a dry brush. I keep my paint layers thin so I don’t obscure the image underneath. I follow the photo to paint dark paint in the dark areas and light paint in the light areas. If I paint over something that I want to define better, I use the Stabilo All pencil to outline it and “bring it back” (i.e. nose, mouth, eyes).
I mixed a flesh tone with bits of Cheddar, Magenta, and Ocean. That gave me a pretty brown. Then I added white to lighten it a bit. My favorite shadow color is Umber. It makes fantastic shadows!
I hope to do more pages with this prompt this month. Are you ready to play with us? Please, join us. We love to see your art.
Challenge Rules Recap
I want to put the “me” back in mixed media. All art is personal, whether it be a card or an art journal page or a painting. Join me as we begin a series of monthly challenges and prompts that will fuel your creative spirit and help you delve into the ME of MEdia.
Note this challenge does not take the place of the monthly challenges we have in the Dina Wakley Media Tribe Facebook group. If you’re not a member of the tribe, please join us! Artists in the group post lots of cool art and inspiration.