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A Face A Day: Mixed Media

Margarita Pérez García by husdant
Margarita Pérez García, a photo by husdant on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Pencil, Inktense watercolor pencil, Neocolor I


Margarita Pérez García discussion and reference photos

Margarita’s work


A-Face-A-Day: Currency

Daniela 2 by husdant
Daniela 2, a sketch by husdant on Flickr.

“Ars est pecunia”

A Face A Day: mixed media

young woman mm by husdant
young woman mm, a sketch by husdant on Flickr.

Derwent Inktense pencil and Neocolor crayon.This is the last page in a sketchbook I titled ‘Experiments 2011’ on the first page. This was definitely an experiment for me.I need a new Experiments sketchbook.

Face A Day: Mixed Media

I’m labeling this one mixed media. All the tricky parts are done in monochrome watercolor. The background is Derwent Inktense sticks.

Nouveau Bust

Watercolor and Derwent Inktense sticks.

Your Mother

I started with the old American Airlines add, “Think of her as your mother.” What can I say–it caught my eye.

Your Mother

Homage to an old print ad.

Another Approach

More experimentation with the Derwent Inktense–another sketch from a picture of a marble bust.

19th Century Woman

Study of a marble bust

Something different…

Trying something new here. I picked up some Derwent Inktense blocks. This would count as mixed media–I used the Inktense waters-oluable ink blocks, gesso, and I left enough pencil showing through to count that as well.

Recently I’ve developed an unhealthy fascination with the work of Hiram Powers. This is another of several studies I’ve done based on his marble busts.

From a bust by Hiram Powers

From a bust by Hiram Powers

Late Thursday Night

Friday morning is probably more accurate. I was up late and it felt like it this morning.

More experiments–this time with acrylic, pencil and pigment ink marker.

face on grid

A young woman sketched from an old picture--possibly a postcard

Picnic Pops

Picnic Pops

Watching the River Rats at Picnic Pops

Quick sketch while the River Rats were playing in the tent. Added brush pen and watercolor crayon after I got home. Beautiful day.

Watercolor Figure Study

I’m trying to learn to use watercolor. I hadn’t done a lot with them until I ran across some quick figure studies by Wendy Artin. Needless to say, I’m not there yet but I’m enjoying the process and the sketches I’ve done so far.

Female Figure