Saturday, March 30, 2013

Roll up, roll up......

I am over the moon with myself.... I've booked onto my first online workshop and its with the one and only Teesha Moore in collaboration with Jane Davenport. Mermaid Circus is the name of the workshop so I think I might be in for a wacky treat! 

I'll be posting what I get up to so watch this space!

Meanwhile, I am consolidating what I learned in the physical workshops with Dina Wakley.... another mop up page in my Dylusions journal ....

I drew the oval shape with my Stabilo All pencil, halved the shape vertically and horizontally...
drew eyes, nose and mouth....

I scribbled in some hair and then painted out the whole face in white

Now its time to add the shading, first dark - I used golden's raw umber... looks scary doesn't it? I painted over with flesh colour..... yesterday I mixed my own (rather unsuccessfully!) but today I found out my Dylusions skintone (sadly no longer available but I live in hope!) I added a little red and raw umber to get a darker colour

.... next I added white to the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin...

 ..... painted with the flesh colour again.....

... its a matter of keep going until you're satisfied with the result.... 

I ran out of time so I've done her a disservice by rushing.... the whites of her eyes are definitely wrong and I think her mouth is too small. But its my learning curve and I'm enjoying it :D

I will add some journaling to the page to help finish it off. Dina style scribble of course! 


  1. Lucky you doing the Teesha Moore and Jane Davenport Mermaid Circus, it must be wonderful to have a hubby who understands the need to do these things!Ah well will have to content myself with picking up some tips from you LOL.
    Thanks for the tutorial on the face, the face to me looks really good xx

  2. That's a brilliant tute, Sandy - lovely work and great to see your step by step versions. Thank you and Happy Easter!

  3. Oh What a great idea. I always think my mop up pages have to have players and layers of extra paint added on top - 'be made as feature of it. Really love your lady, she has the look of a Greek goddess.

  4. I LOVE your face and thanks for showing how you did it I'm going to have to have a go xx

  5. I love it Sandy, its amazing, and I love her mouth! Its a great tutorial too. You lucky girl doing the mermaid class, I'd love to see what you make. See you soon. Michelle x

  6. I think she looks really good!
    You and I are on the same journey, but practise does make a difference. (My faces will appear on my blog in a week or so.)

  7. isn't it amazing the transformation the faces make. Awesome job.

  8. isn't it amazing the transformation the faces make. Awesome job.