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Zombie Girl

2015 January 23

Having had such a fun time painting a girl using skin coloring techniques learned from  Micki Wilde's Wilde and Free online class, I immediately did another girl/face on the opposite page in my journal.  This page had been used as a paint/brayer cleaner so had lots of random color on it when I started.  I started by adding white gesso with a brayer and while the gesso was still wet, I layed the leaf stencil down and removed excess gesso thru the stencil with a baby wipe.

I really like the "muted-ness" (I know, not a word) of the background.  Then I went to work on the face.  Because of the many, many layers, some of the paint layers started coming off on one side of her cheek.  Tried to fix it, but after a closer look, thought I'd leave it as is and call her my "Zombie" girl.

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Once again, I used a charcoal stick around the edges which were blended with a blending stump.  (I also took it outside and sprayed a coat of Workable Fixative over the page.)

I totally love my little "Zombie" girl and have to say this page was probably one of the easiest and quickest I've done.  I didn't "over-think" like I tend to do and kept the background plain and simple.

Tonight I'm heading to Edmond, Oklahoma for two days of learning, painting art abandonment with Donna Downey at My Hearts Fancy.  So ready for it, including the six hour drive after work :-)!

Until next time….xoxo

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One Response
  1. nise permalink
    January 23, 2015

    You are totally excelling at the skin.  LOVE the background.  Not much for "zombies", but your girl is great.  Hope you have a fabulous weekend and that you share some of what you learn.  

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