January Theme: The Blank Page and How to Face It
Art Challenge: The Color Wheel
"I found I could say things with color
and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way . . . “ - Georgia O’Keeffe
I loved this picture of a girl that I found in a magazine. I think she came from an ad for diabetes or asthma meds. She looks thoughtful and spunky, as if she's wondering how to shake things up. I used watercolor paper to make a new dress for her, then used about 11 layers of wet media to colorize it. I used (homemade) alcohol sprays, watercolor paint, gel sticks, ink, markers, and possibly some acrylic paint. I used some of the scrap paper left over from blotting & dripping to make a matching scarf. After I glued her into her dress, I stuck her onto a piece of textured "linen" cardstock that I had already covered & smeared with charcoal (and then sprayed with hairspray so I could pick it up without getting black smudges everywhere).
Overall, I'm pretty happy with this page. This was my first attempt at creating a new garment for a magazine picture, and my first time using so many different types of wet media together. I pretty well achieved the look I was going for, so I'm going to call this one a win!