Ah yes, shadows. I still have a hard time creating realistic shadows on faces. I have to look at a photo or something to try to paint accurate shadows on faces. For this art journal spread, however, I did no such thing, instead focused on having fun creating the background, using paints, stencils and household objects. Then I looked at the background and decided to incorporate it into a face. Eyes are bit too large for the face but I really like the funky face color.
Because my page had originally started out with gray paint through the Prima Chevron stencil which I had used as journal lines, they still show through all the painty layers.
I did add more journaling using Dina Wakley's The Basics stencil (the sun rays) and added scribbly hair.
I'm calling her my "Shadow Abandon" girl and was being funny when I added the "understanding of shadows", because I still have a lot to learn about shadows.
But I have to tell you, this page was fun. It is fun to not care how a page or a face turns out. Total freedom!
Until next time,