Thursday, 27 January 2011

Art, Heart and Healing - Surprising Results!

I'd like to say a very big thank you to Tam at Willowing for keeping the free art course up and available. My head was not in the right place to take advantage of the free course when it was first started last year but this past week I've eventually got round to finding the link, signing up and working through the first lesson -
Drawing and colouring a face and the journalling and background techniques involved.
Seriously.............this has freaked me a bit...
.....I cannot believe I have actually been able to do........
..........this!!


Although I have to say drawing the initial oval for the face shape was a bit of a challenge for some reason and I had to do a lot of erasing....and it still looked a bit wonky LOL!
I never imagined at that point that I would end up making something as normal looking as this!!! HOL
The two page spread is in a little black book! ;) that I got from Dunelm Mill it's A5 size by Daler Rowney and the pages are 160gsm and get this it was only £1.19!! Bargain....there are enough pages for 18 more double page spreads......don't know if anyone can answer this but I did not have any of the titanium white acrylic used in the lesson so used my Adirondack dabber white instead only it did not seem to react in quite the same way (it seemed to just sink into the page and disappear!) and I had to resort to painting it on with a dry brush......is it just me or should I invest in some of the titanium white?
Personally I'm over the moon with this even though the nose bit leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion.....still for a first attempt?.....well......it's simply amazing to me.....if you are at all interested in doing this sort of thing but don't have a clue where to start (just like me) I'd get yourself over there and take this class and see where it can take you :)
So huge thanks again to Tam at Willowing.

I'll keep updating whenever I do the next bit of the course but that will have to be at my own pace....and the next bit involves using a board book and I need to get myself down the charity shop to find one of those first LOL ;)
xoxo Sioux

15 comments:

  1. Wow Souix!!! This is gorgeous!! Hard to believe it's your first try. You obviously have a natural gift. As for wonky features, next time your out and about look closely at the people around you, we all have wonky features :D They just airbrush them out for the photos in mags. Must go and check that guys site out, sounds wonderful :D XXX

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  2. Woohoo!! looks like you had great fun my girlie :D I am so happy for you.. I couldn't believe my 1st attempt too & still keep stroking it!! Great composition. :) I struggled with the oval & nose!! I use cheap white acrylic & haven't found a problem. Enjoy the rest of the lessons. Tam is great isn't she :)

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  3. Sioux this is absolutely stunning and I have no idea why you imagine you can't draw as it looks really good to me!
    Keep up the good work!
    Fliss x
    PS: Must investigate this too.

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  4. Lovely art! I can't believe it is your first attempt! I tried to sign up for willowing but it didn't work! :-(, not that I have any talent for drawing or painting at all, I just love art and anything to do with it! It is all candy for my eyes! Enjoy your course - you are definitly more then talented!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  5. This is surely not your 1st attempt, you must have been doing this for years!! Seriously, this is exceptional and just goes to show, you never really know who you are or what you are capable of 'til you give it a go. Looking forward to more now. Well done you.
    xx

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  6. I love what you have done. This course is great, I did it when she first put it up but keep going back and watching the videos. I used normal white acrylic paint on mine and got my board book from The Works for £1.99
    Have fun with the rest.

    Cathx

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  7. looks amazing - I signed up before the course started and I still havent looked - I must check it out!

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  8. WOW Sioux, this is fabulous! Loving the face, it looks so peaceful... and the sentiment... yes you can hunny xx

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  9. Its a brilliant course Souix and so glad you are loving it. Terrific results, you must be pleased with this. I used ordinary white acrylic paint for mine and no probs. Have a great time. Annette x

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  10. oooooooooooooooh WOW!!!!!!!!! This is fantabulous!!!! I love the colours and your image is just amazing!!!!! wow!!!.....I have looked at these loads and have often thought about taking a class.....I want to do more art journaling but it is a bit of a stab in the dark for me...so thins would be fab, thanks for the link....if this is after your first class, I cant wait to see what is to come! Hugs Juls

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  11. Aw this is truly amazing, its great when we manage to create something we never dreamed we could do b4 we actually tried it! xx

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  12. This is positively gorgeous!!! If I hadn't read the text I would have assumed you were a very experienced painter and art journaler. Beautiful work!

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  13. Looks like you had great fun :))
    xx

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  14. It's absolutely brilliant! You must be chuffed to bits with it! xx

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  15. wow hun this is just gorgoues,brilliant,you really have a gift,this is just amazing love cheryl xxxxx

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