In just a few hours, you will learn how to draw, shade & paint a pretty mixed media girl's face. I will teach you step-by-step using simple techniques that anyone can master. You will receive video instruction along with some .pdf's to help you on your way. This course is perfect for a beginning artist, or anyone who has never been able to successfully create a pretty girl for their art journals, paintings, or any mixed media applications. Don't forget to check out my free video previews.
Learn how to properly space and line up the eyes to create symmetry and balance.
Learn how to map out the face so the features are balanced and line up correctly with each other.
Learn to draw the lips.
Learn how to outline the face and where to place the hairline.
Using color pencils to provide extra control in shading the face, you will create an 'under-painting' of dark shading that you will paint over in the next lecture.
Using layers of glazes, you will learn how to paint a pretty skin tone while allowing the shading to show through.
Learn three different hair 'styles' for your girl. In this video I'll be showing the sketch part of creating the hair in three different ways on quick sketched sample faces.
In this video I'll show three different hair 'styles' and color schemes to paint the hair on the three sample sketches from the previous lecture.
Technically a 'self-taught' artist, I acquired my skills through many online workshops and courses, as well as self-study in many varied art books. I am happiest in my studio, spending quality time with my family, or curled up with a good book. My art embodies the joy I find in everyday life - family, friends, and home. Because it doesn't take much to make me happy, a playful freedom comes through in my art and art journals. I love girly things like butterflies, fairies, anything pink and (especially) glitter! Teaching others how to apply the techniques I use and trying new things together in my art journals is the greatest 'job' in the world. My latest commission made it all the way to Greece from my California studio.