Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sunday Sketches


Happy Sunday Sketches Everyone!





This is a mixed media piece I did today - I started with colored pencils and then, being inspired by so many of you that mix different media, I added acrylic paint to the hair. This is my first time with Acrylics with any success - I like her. Then I mounted the finished piece on red paper.





I used a picture of myself as inspiration, but I wouldn't call this a self-portrait.

Best of all, I had FUN, which of course, is the whole point!

18 comments:

Marlene said...

Great job, I love acrylics and you used them very nicely on your sketch.

Julia Christie said...

Thanks Marlene!

Debbie Clandening said...

Lovely mixed media piece. I love your poppies too. Waves from across the water in victoria B.C

apinkdreamer said...

hi julia! your sketch is wonderful!!!!
happy easter sunday!

Housewife Bliss said...

I love the tones and mixed media. Happy Easter.

Cat said...

Hi Julia! Love the sketch and the mixed media is awesome!!

Happy Sunday Sketches!

lissa said...

I like the mix media idea and nicely done, I love the flowing hair with their mixtures of different red

Sophia said...

I love it. I've not really worked with mixed media...I should try it one of these days. Great piece. :) Happy Sunday.

Tammie said...

I can see that you had fun! I love her hair and her face is wonderful.

Susan said...

Julia, her hair is gorgeous, I love the flowing broad strokes! In fact the whole piece is gorgeous - I just love all those bright vibrant colors and you did an awesome job with her face. Faces and anything human for that matter are SO hard to draw! Glad you threw caution to the wind and did some mixed media, it did indeed look like you had a blast! Acylics are great paints to experiment with 'cause they dry so fast, if you don't like what you did, just paint right over it!

Thanks so much for your kind and encouraging comments on my post, it means a lot.

Happy Easter and SS!

EVA said...

Hi Julia!

Beautiful sketch! I love her eyes, mouth and hair, and the colour!

Thanks for your comment on my blog Julia, I love the zen doodles too and it is a very zen feeling doodling them. I saw someone do one as part of CED2010 and tried one in January and have probably created at least one a week ever since. Someone posted ones like these and called them zendalas - using a CD for the circle outline. I seem to have CDs lying around in convenient spots so I have been using them to start. I gather there are no rules - just see where the lines take you and what patterns evolve! Let me know if you try one!

pinkglitterfae said...

She is lovely! that's the beauty of mixed media, anything goes. Love her hair :-)
xoxo
pink

Annette Q said...

Love all those reds...her hair is wonderful!
And her face is so pretty. Have a nice day!
:-)

Nicola said...

WOW!!! This is a beautiful piece, I love mixed media and only recently discovered it myself, the possibilities are endless. You can tell that you had alot of fun with this it's oozing personality and energy, love it!!!

Heather said...

fun piece! I like the experiment with different media....it's always a great way to get inspired. Love the red hair, too

Jenny said...

Love the tones and the mounting paper. Very clever. I'm impressed with your ability to do eyes. I think those are so hard!

Julia Christie said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! I have never shared my artwork with anyone except my family before and it is amazing to hear that people like it. Sunday sketches is so much fun!

WrightStuff said...

Love those acrylics in the hair - so much movement there. I adore working in mixed media.