Sunday 27 September 2015

More Faces

Now that I have found a great way that works perfectly for me when it comes to doing portraits I can't stop (not sure though if you can really say something like that after two

So here she comes:

I have again first roughly sketched the shades with a soft brush and walnut ink solution before I went in with a brown colour pencil and then finished it with a dark brown brush tip Faber Castell PITT artist pen.

I have taken steps images to show the process.

First positioning of the shady areas, lips and eyes. 

 Drawing with the brown colour pencil.

Shading in the hair.

Adding some walnut ink stains and doing some small corrections with white Gesso.

If you haven't seen Kim Dellow's fab "Show Your Face" community where everyone is free to join in and get inspired and/or share his own painted, drawn,...mixed media faces, I highly recommend you check it out.

It is really fascinating seeing all the different inspired approaches to portraying!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia xxx


  1. Ah...Angelina Jolie...wie funktioniert das? Legst du erst ein Beispiel drunter...oder auf die Fensterscheibe? Oder bist du Voll - Profi und schüttelst das aus dem Ärmel? Egal wie...RESPEKT!!! :D

  2. I'm truly speechless! it's an incredible beautiful work! Great piece! Barbarayaya

  3. WOW, das Künstlertalent war wieder voll im Einsatz, STUNNING!! LG Kerstin xx

  4. Beautiful and inspiring work - love it!
    Gill xx

  5. Great artwork and thanks for showing the steps!

  6. Really outstanding work! love the step-out pics... very well done. Excellent proportions and likeness!

  7. Stunning...this is an amazing portrait!

    Hugs Giggles

  8. Such a powerful portrait.
    Alison x

  9. Sehr gut gemacht, diese Mischtechnik von Aquarell und Buntstift gefällt mir sehr.
    LG Sabine

  10. Beautiful face. Love seeing the process here! Thanks for sharing!

  11. AMAZING, Claudia! Just Amazing!! XOXO-Shari

  12. I love your technique! Thanks so much for joining Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Kx


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