Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rose

On we go with the 29 Faces!!

Please meet Rose - I called her Rose because she reminds me a little bit of Rose in "Downton Abbey". I know she doesn't look like her, it's just that something reminds me of her.


She was done with Caran d'Ache watercolor crayons. I like to work with them more and more - they are easy to blend and it's just plain fun to play around with the color.

After I had scanned Rose, I played a little bit in Photoshop, I couldn't help myself. Here she is in black & white, probably what she would look like if I had used charcoal and the graphite water soluble pens by Faber Castell, one of my new favorites.


Then I added a texture because I was just curious what Rose would look like with that. I think it added some interest to it.


Today's face is the "splatter girl". I just sprayed some ink sprays on watercolor paper and then added the face with a black PITT pen. The spray inks are not permanent, so when I went in them with a gray PITT pen the color would spread. I liked the effect and think I will do something like that again.


I like all the experimenting and playing that 29 Faces provides. It's not overwhelming - today's face didn't take longer than 30 minutes - and I start to loosen up with it and play more. It's fun!

I'm also linking to Paint Party Friday.

24 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

splatter girl makes me smile
and rose is lovely.

you make me want to play with water crayons!

Lindsay Whimsy said...

I love your different techniques - beautiful work!

Jeanne said...

What fun to create these faces! Very nice!

Fran said...

Yes, I can see Rose in the blond curls. I like the abstract paint blot face.

Netty said...

Great faces Carola, Annette x

MeOfCourse said...

Oh how fun! I love your faces, especially the splattered face. Great job!:) Have a wonderful day.

Magic Love Crow said...

It is great seeing all the different ways, the first face came out, with you experimenting, but I have to say, the last face really speaks to me! Excellent ;o)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I like all of them but the last one is absolutely wonderful. It is so much fun to see all of the different techniques you used.

Lynn Cohen said...

Love what you've done with Rose. I also love Downton Abby!
The last one rocks ... Wonder if I'll be brave enough one day to try 29 faces!

Kokopelli said...

Love the splatter girl! Happy PPF!

denthe said...

It's wonderful how you're trying different things, and that's exactly what these challenges are really good for. Because you have no time to linger too long on one thing you automatically loosen up. Both faces look great.

Faye said...

That's the fun of 29 Faces. We can freely experiment and not feel like we are boxed into our usual style. I like your faces today. I think the texture does add interest.

Helen Campbell said...

Your faces are great! The splatter one is a cool effect.

Linda said...

wonderful faces!! I'm totally impressed with all of you taking on the 29 faces challenge. Love how you played with your first portrait in photoshop-fun!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Splatter girl is so fun, and I think I like black and white Rose best.
Rinda

Susan said...

Wow, that splattered face is impressive! Creative idea!

Giggles said...

Love the paint splatter and how sultry she looks looking up!

Hugs Giggles

~Rasz~ said...

Great job on both. Spatter girl is my favorite. I love making a messy background then coloring it in. And you sound like you are having fun and that is the most important part, right? Have a great weekend.

Annabelle said...

Fabulous faces and the exercise seems to push you forward to experimentation with interesting and happy results.luv the messy gal!

Annabelle : )

Kamana said...

you make me want to try my hand at faces too.

LonettA said...

Wonderful faces! Especially I like your splatter girl! Very interesting technique!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I really like Rose. She has a great expression on her face. Splatter girl is my favorite though. Great job.
Nicole/Beadwright

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Nice work...loved the splatter girl :)HPPF!
Deepa
http://deepazworld.blogspot.in/

Kristen said...

I like watching your trying different effects and layers. Very fun. Your paintings are wonderful.