Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Face nr 5: watercolour windy day

Oh, thanks so much for all your encouragement and sweet comments. They gave me the push I needed to get going again. I looked through my inspiration files and wrote down everything I wanted to try out. So I guess for the next few days I'm safe ☺.

I made a whole bunch of backgrounds today, although I'm not even sure I will use them for this challenge. But if I want them, they're ready. And then I went playing with my watercolours. It's been a while since I used them, although I'd bought a new box full of yummy colours. It took a bit of getting used to again. Working with acrylics is so different from working with watercolours, and I have the tendency to use very little water. Which is not what you need with watercolours of course.


I decided to blow her hair in her face with a straw. Which was a bit scary, because if I ruined it I wouldn't have a face for today. But all in all it came out okay I think. I like this technique. Easier than dripping and you have a bit more control.

Here she is: 

Off now to try and visit everyone! Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow with face no.6!

26 comments:

  1. I like the technique! And the first photo with only a part of the face is intriguing!
    This 29 faces challenge is so great to follow!

    See you around :-)

    Ilona

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  2. Wauw, jij durft!! Ja best wel eng met aquarel. Het is gauw ook te veel, maar deze is prachtig Denthe!!
    Vooral als ik het oog bekijk op de detailfoto. Precies goed!!
    Tot morgen :-)
    Liefs,
    Marianne

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  3. Yup - she's a beauty - did you get dizzy when you were blowing on that straw - I am a bit of a control freak and tend to try to direct my ink too much when I try that technique.

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    1. Eh, no, this time I didn't get dizzy because the paint was so wet ;-) I've had it in the past with ink though, maybe that doesn't spread as well as watercolours ....

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  4. Loving the technique and its another fab face Denthe, x

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  5. Fab! Love this technique and how you applied it to this beautiful lady!

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  6. this turned out really well. glad you found some inspiration. see you tomorrow!!

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  7. Hi Denthe. I like the idea of the straw. I saw that technique on a PBS art show. Haven't tried it yet, but it looks great. Very nice work.:0

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  8. thank you for your visit to my blog! I truly appreciate it! Your work is so beautiful!!! I've done two faces so far and you can find them here: http://cozydoodle.blogspot.ca if you like. :D Thank you again and looking forward to seeing more of your work! :D

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  9. Um, Yeah. PURE brilliance! Sometimes the biggest risks . . . this is a total favorite and I now want to copy you, lol (but seriously ;) xoxo!

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  10. Prachtige creatie, en inderdaad de eerste foto is erg intrigerend, schitterend!

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  11. this si just beautiful denise, love your drip technique and the colors are so pretty

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  12. SO beautiful!Her lips are so pretty and I love how you created her hair. I am really going to enjoy seeing all your faces. :)

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  13. I love this! she's so beautiful with her soulful eyes, tiny nose and full lips! the straw technique for her was inspired!

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  14. Denthe, I'm wondering how you got the "labels" on the side bar. I've been trying to do that and am not quite sure how to do that. I love that you can click on them and it will take you to all the posts in that category. How do I do that? If you can help, please. I'd appreciate it. I did leave a comment earlier on your beautiful work.

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    1. Hi Gloria, let's see if I can explain this .... When you make a new post, on the right side of your screen you see "post settings". You click on labels, call it whatever you want to call it, and click on done. Your post is then labeled. Every new post that falls into that category, you give that same label, by clicking open labels and choosing the correct one.If you want to make a new category, you add a new label, and you can use it over and over again. Just don't forget to add the label when you create a post. You can also go back to older posts and add it.
      Hope that's clear. If not, just ask!

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  15. i love it Denise and i know how u felt before u put the straw to her i did something similar , its on my facebook page hope u will check it out and like my page lol https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-and-Soul/171230816314932
    hugz bev

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  16. oh so beautiful I love the eye, and how you did a side view amazing work

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  17. Lovely face with big, innocent eyes! Love the pink hair/drippings! <3

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  18. What a neat technique to use. I can't wait to see what other techniques you'll use in the 29 faces challenge!

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  19. LOV'IN YOUR FACES SO MUCH...! :]

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  20. The cropped picture with only portion of her face is captivating!

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  21. She is beautiful and such a wonderful technique! I love the colour as well.

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  22. Love, love, love this one! The technique you used for the hair really worked.

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  23. wow this is stunning!!! thanks for the tip!!

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