Saturday, July 17, 2010

Face #12


What if I start with a painted line drawing and fill in color book style?


This one was challenging. I tried to fill in all the way with color, but it became too much. I finally decided to keep part of it sketchy and was much happier with it.

Someone asked me what I'm going to do with all these faces. I have no plans at all. I'm just enjoying experimenting and will probably come back to work with favorites later. But maybe not.

8 comments:

...louciao... said...

It really does look like a painting. I had to look closely at the enlarged version to see how you'd pieced fabric to the face areas. Cool effect!

Margaret said...

This one is very cool. What would happen if you did the same sort of thing -- with lighter (more pastel) hues?

ger said...

This one I find especially appealing... the drawing plus fabric gives it a lot of individuality...

Robin Olsen said...

Thanks everyone--I'm always thinking of ways to combine painting and fabric, my two loves, so I like that this has a painterly effect.

Margaret, I think pastels, or white-on-white with a black painted line would have a totally different look and probably be very striking. I'll have to add that onto the experiment list.

Z'anne said...

Cool, Robin! I love your faces! I like the way you've combined media here. You're having way too much fun, girl! ;)

lynne h said...

wow, robin, i think you left just the right amount empty. i love this - the colors, the lines, everything.

i think you're a natural face drawer/painter/stitcher. : )

Robin Olsen said...

Z'anne--you're right--I am having way too much fun! And each one seems to lead to several more ideas.

Lynne, quite a compliment coming from the queen of face painting! Thanks.

lynne h said...

lol, and that's quite a compliment coming from you... : )