A couple of weeks ago I treated myself to the new Kelly Rae Roberts book 'Taking Flight'. I've enjoyed learning how to paint faces, thanks to the Suziblu workshop, and now I want to find out more about the subject.
The book is gorgeous, very inspiring and guides you along your creative journey. Today I decided to follow her instructions for a collage project using postcards and letters as a background.
I used an ACT-sized woodblock to work on (more about those on the Awfully Big Art Adventure very soon!)
First I covered it in (reduced-sized) postcards, old letters and stamps.
Next, I painted the whole thing with brown and green acrylics and wiped a lot of it off to reveal some of the text. Then I drew the figure and painted it in.
Finally I added words, lace and gold pen. I've tried to make my faces different from Suzi's and Kelly's.
It isn't finished though - there's still the other side to do!