It has taken me almost two weeks to complete this Let’s Face It lesson but I’ve done it. It took me almost a week just to find time to watch the lesson video and then, despite skipping some steps of the process demonstrated, it took me a further week to get the piece completed. The lesson was taken by Deanna Strachan-Wilson and was about creating a simplified form of a female figure in a layered piece. One of the corners I cut was in not drawing a figure based on a photograph and instead drawing from my imagination. As such, my proportions are not realistic and I very much simplified the profile of the face plus I added a wing to balance out the composition. I actually preferred my piece before I added gesso to the figure but I wanted to try and stay true to the methods of the lesson where I could since I had jettisoned other steps. I do, however, like the warm, grungy sepia, vintage tones of the piece and especially the washes of bronze and the spatters of gold.
Very unusual, but I really like her, especially the wing and the colors!
Thanks. It’s a lesson I may return to in order to do it “properly” but for now this suffices.
Laura, I love that you did your own thing, that you drew from your imagination and really made the piece your own. I love all of the layers that can be seen. I, too, really like the grungy sepia and splatters of gold. This is great!
Thank you, Deanna. I really appreciate that.
I don’t know what the original looked like – but I sure like the way you made yours!!
Thank you very much, Pauline.
This is something I don’t see everyday….very fresh and different. I love how your imagination plays.
Thanks. Shortness of time sometimes spurs me to do things differently.
Different is always always beautiful. 🙂