Thursday, 3 May 2012

Day 3: experiment

I was experimenting with a prismacolor technique from Adriana Almanza, but I didn't like the result. Way too grainy, too dark too, and I couldn't get it smoothed out. In other words: I hated it.

And when I hate something that I made, I start experimenting. Because it doesn't matter if I ruin it, since I already hate it anyway. Perfect time to try things out. So I started adding color all around her and where her hair should be, with a pallet knife, and I kinda liked the result. She looks a bit pained though. Guess she didn't like what I was doing to her ;-)

I'll post her anyway. After the redhead from yesterday, here's the bluehead!


gesso, prismacolors, acrylics

See you tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

  1. I quite like the final result! Your art is lovely ... gonna go visit your website next so I can see more. :)

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  2. I think that this is a great oppotunity to experiment. Lots of great ideas come from 'happy accidents' Love the colours and texture

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  3. I really like her Denthe... love the blue hair... and love that she evolved from an experiment... prismacolors are my favorite and so now you have me wondering what the technique was... will have to check out your link...

    Jenny x

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  4. I love how she turned out! I get so wrapped up in not messing something up sometimes it is so freeing to feel that freedom to experiment without expectation.

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  5. As an experiment she turned out great !!!

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  6. I love the accidental, somewhat uncontrolled look of paint applied with a pallet knife and the gold flecks in her hair.

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  7. Experiments are just great because look at what you get from it, wonderful!

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  8. that exactly how i feel too, i love it when i stuff something upo cos it gives me the fredom to play with no expectations....i love her hair, it drew me right in :)

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  9. She does look a bit pained … but without knowing the "pre-save" state, I'd say she should be grateful!

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  10. Great composition... she looks puzzled to me.
    Love her just the way she is created.
    Keep "arting!" :]

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  11. love her loose hair •*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*

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