Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Face no.21: colourful girl

I have several folders with all kinds of scraps and pictures and jottings in it, to inspire me when I need it. Yesterday I was looking through one of these folders and came across a drawing I made when I was in highschool. And all of a sudden I felt like playing with markers.

This is the drawing I made in highschool

I just needed to "translate" it into a face ... ;-)

I asked my daughter whether I could borrow her markers, and started making lines. It was so much fun, it really was playtime. I glued some painted eyes on her face, dotted a bit and doodled her hair. What can I say? Once I start going crazy there's no keeping me back ... That's what play is all about, isn't it?

All the colours make me happy. Hence the words in her hair "Colour your world". Make yourself happy. Wouldn't it be nice if the world had more colour in it? Wild, crazy colours, no more grey or drab..... Okay, I'll admit: it doesn't always have to be like that. Sometimes soft and calm colours are needed too. But bright colours remind me of sunshine and laughter and fun and being alive. I could never live without colour in my life.

But I guess that's quite obvious when you see my art...☺

Thanks for visiting me! I'll be back tomorrow with face # 22!


  1. Me too! :) I love what you've done here and the hair is a lovely contrast.xx

  2. wow, what a great doodle! love her blue/green eyes!

  3. Love that you incorporated your high school drawing into something new. Thats beautiful. Thank you for all your kind words and support. :)

  4. That is so much fun! I love the color line work and then the black and white in with it. Very nice!! xoxo Silke

  5. Wat een prachtige kleurenuitspatting!! Ik vind het haar ook helemaal prachtig gedaan! Leuke teksten, gezichtjes en vogeltjes erin verwerkt. Echt een ├ęchte Denthe!!
    En heel erg bedankt voor je leuke reacties op mijn portretjes!! Ik straal elke keer helemaal als ik ze lees :-) En zonder jou waren ze er nooit geweest!

  6. Love this! It really looks like fun, and the contrast of the black and white hair with the colorful face is so striking.

  7. you are simply amazing Denise! The art you come up with is stunning = i love love love all your art, especially this colourful face = hope you'll do more of these!

  8. This is a beautiful and fun face. I love all the bright colours, she looks so happy :)

  9. I am so in love with your art concept, wonderful work! :]
    Such lovely faces. ~xx


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