Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Face no. 14: I carry with me ....

A watercolour face for today. I'm still getting used to working with watercolours, in fact, I don't really know what I'm doing. I just try things out and sometimes I like it and sometimes I don't. Whether I use it in the correct way .. I have no idea ☺. Probably not. But I have found that I learn the most by just doing things.

I didn't like it much when it was finished. Too boring. So I decided to be brave and start dripping .... Well, that went a bit wrong. The purple of the hair got reactivated and streamed down her face. I've been very busy with mopping things up, but didn't succeed very well.

Oh well, if you don't try, you never know, right? And besides, I do like her more now than I did before.

Here she is:

Scanned her and then added the text in Photoshop. Made a brush out of it and plastered it all over. That was fun ☺

Okay, that's it for today. It's not as late as it was last night, so I'll go have a look at the other blogs now.

Thanks so much for visisting and for leaving your wonderful comments! They keep me going ♥

See you tomorrow with face # 15!


  1. she's a beauty! i think you are a pro with watercolor...what are you talking about??!! love the photoshop effect going on. very cool.

  2. What a lovely lady - water color is a very unforgiving medium. I agree - I learn (at least enough to get comfortable) by trying things first. I would not know that you were a water color novice unless you told me so. I think you did a fabulous job.

  3. Hi Denise, ik ben een tijdje weggeweest vanwege de griep, maar wat zijn je gezichten weer schitterend. Ook je vorige collages. Geweldig. Ik zit echt weer te genieten.
    lieve groetjes

  4. watercolor is tricky! there is a LOT of waiting around for things to dry before the next stage and so on. i am just barely learning.

    she is wonderful!

  5. Funny how the drips serendipitously turned into gorgeous shading on her face. I don't use watercolors too often either - I'm too controlling for the "splashiness" of them, I guess. . .

  6. Ik vind haar erg mooi geworden en het is niet te zien dat je net met aquarelverf begint. Eigenlijk is het gewoon acrylverf met heel veel water hahaha. Ik heb vroeger wel aquarellen gemaakt maar als je lang niet geschilderd hebt is het ook of je weer net begint :-)
    Knappe tekst heb je er weer bij gezet!
    Bedankt voor de bemoedigende woorden bij mijn eerste portret en het krijgt een vervolg.. ik heb net een nieuwe gemaakt om morgen op mijn blog te zetten. Begin de smaak weer te pakken te krijgen....dankzij jou! Weer heel leuk om te doen.
    Tot morgen!
    Liefs, Marianne

  7. She is adorable Denise... those big eyes... and sweet hair... and I just love the Photoshop brush printed over her face... a beautiful addition...

    Jenny ♥

  8. Wow!! What a wonderful variety of faces! Wow!

  9. Very soft and lovely...I'm wondering if she is transgender... there seems to be a deep secret in her eyes...and a "you don't understand me stare" So well done!!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. Gorgeous Denise - your faces are all so soft and expressive

  11. She looks fantastic. I love that hair colour and her eyes!


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