Friday, 17 June 2016

It's a make over

Evening everybody I hope you are all well. I've being playing on the iPad again this time doing a bit of a make over. The very talented Ivy Newport has given us an excersise in her fabulous class Sacred Landscapes to use a magazine posed person to work over. Dina Wakley also recommends this way of working to help develop your own style as well as learning about anatomy and pose. I also find it useful to help me with shading and highlights. The majority of my paintings of people come out of my head, I know lots of people like to use references, I think you have to do what works for you, but I find trying to copy something  is extremely hard for me as too many doubts and not good enoughs turn it into an over thought piece of work instead of the intuitive way I prefer to work.    In this excersise you find a picture and using very basic shapes create somethings over the top using as much or as little of the original picture. So first you will see below the original and underneath my make over. Underneath that will be one from my journal day with Dina Wakley in March 2016. The first picture was created by taking my stock photo into Procreate on my iPad and using the digital brushes created my picture. The second was using Dina's Media Acrylics, they are very different but equally enjoyable for me to create.   There is also an enlargement of the digital face which I am linking to Kim Dellow's share your face, which is a Friday link up of face creators.  So no 1
Close up
I really like playing this way so you will probably see lots more. I hope you all have the best weekend you can 
Take care as always 
Hugs Debs 


  1. Lots of food for thought here Deborah! Love how you developed the image. Train tickets booked to Witham by the way! Xx 😝

  2. Amazing makeover of the magazine image Debs and think I love your version a lot more!
    Fliss xx

  3. Great too see the 3 different versions, they look amazing!!

  4. I think you did a wonderful job! Beautiful! <3


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