Next step was to sketch a face in a soft drawing pencil.
I keep adding touches of colour, especially around the edge, layering colours until I was satisfied.
When I'm satisfied with the colours, I wet a brush and blend them over the face until it starts to have depth.
By scanning the face into my computer on its book text background and then copying a smaller copy of my scan repeatedly into a word document, I was able to create this collage sheet.
I can either print it out and use it as a background for a journal page or use the faces individually for projects like peg-dolls, cards or collages. I see the faces I create as characters in search of a story, or actors ready to take on a variety of roles. I can't wait to see how she will change her personality with different costumes, hairstyles and settings as I place her on different projects.
With the advent of spring, the sun has been showing his or her face a great deal more, so I played a little with the same idea, but a sun face this time!
Here are a couple of peg dolls in the early stages. I've placed faces and hands on to experiment with ideas before painting and decorating the whole peg.
Here's the Sun looking just a little quizzical! Next week I'll try to show the pegs progressed once the faces were fixed on!