Tuesday, February 19, 2013

She Art 3

I signed up for Christy Tomlinson's She Art 3 workshop, which started today (can you say perfect timing? I took today off to recover a bit from the long weekend spent up North!). I love drawing and collaging my ladies or goddesses, so I thought this would be a perfect class to spread my wings a bit and experiment with different techniques. I love Christy's mixed-media style and knew it would complement mine quite well.

So far, I am LOVING it and I've only been through a few of the videos! I dove right in and made an inspiring Pinterest board full of beautiful ladies for future reference. Do you use Pinterest? Let's just say I lost an hour on there... I hopped from culture to culture, and spent a bit of time in the 1920's, one of my favourite eras in fashion. When I finally came up for air (and a bite of lunch), my board was ready to inspire.

From there, I got sketching! Here are two of the ladies I came up with, along with the original photos that inspired them.

I started with this lovely lady wearing a fabulous jeweled headpiece:

The last sketch I did this afternoon was inspired by this sweet Aztec girl:

I drew faces in some of my sketches but felt that these two were stronger with only the barest suggestion of features. Christy tends to add cheeks to her girls without faces, but I prefer to emphasize the shape of the brow or nose. I used colour where I wanted to record a certain palette that I liked.

I'm really happy with these preliminary sketches and can't wait to see where this course brings me!


Susie said...

These are awesome. I gotta get out my sketch book tonight, so excited.

Dahlia Co said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing... Looking forward to seeing more inspiration from this class :)

Barbara's Photography said...

These are great!!!!

domy40 said...

Thanks for sharing

Lizzie Barbie said...

They are gorgeous. I absolutely love the feathers. I am following you Pinterest now. I love Pinterest, I spend hours there.