Art Journaling Mixed Media Portrait

Art Journaling Mixed Media Portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

The last few weeks have been like crazy for me and more important stuff needed my attention, but it feels so good to be back to mixed media. Creating art is what gives me joy and makes me happy, so I can’t stay away for too long.

I’ve been wanting to paint something like this for a while now, but only when I saw Juna Biagioni painting for the second time I’ve decided it’s time to give it a try.

This kind of painting has its ugly stages, but that’s what makes it even more interesting to me and that’s why I wanted to paint it in the first place.

You start with a sketch, I didn’t even bother to use a graphite pencil and did it directly with neocolors.

Ultimele saptamani au fost cam haotice pentru mine si lucruri mult mai importante au necesitat atentia mea, dar este atat de bine sa revin la mixed media! Sa creez imi aduce bucurie si ma face fericita, asa ca imi este greu sa stau departe pentru prea mult timp.

De ceva vreme am tot vrut sa pictez ceva de genul asta, dar doar cand am vazut a doua oara pictura Junei Biagioni m-am hotarat ca e timpul sa incerc si eu.

Acest fel de a picta are stagii urate, dar tocmai asta este ceea ce a facut totul si mai interesant pentru mine si asta e motivul pentru care am vrut sa pictez de la bun inceput.

Incepeti cu o schita, nici nu m-am deranjat sa folosesc un creion grafit si am desenat direct cu neocolors.

Art Journaling Mixed Media Portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Decide where shadows and lights go and after you added color it should look like this:

Decideti unde vor fi umbrele si luminile si dupa ce ati adaugat culoare, fata ar trebui sa arate asa:

Art Journaling Mixed Media Portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.roYou may say it’s ugly, but just wait until I’ll add water and acrylic paints! I kinda find it very interesting at this stage.

Ati putea spune ca e urata, dar asteptati sa adaug acriicele si apa! Chiar mi se pare interesanta in stadiu asta.

Art Journaling Mixed Media Portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

This is what I got after adding acrylic paints. I love this look although it’s not finished.

Iar asa arata dupa ce am adaugat acrilicele. Imi place desi nu este inca gata.

Art Journaling Mixed Media Portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

And here it’s when I started to add Faber Castell gel sticks or gelatos. They are creamy and as you can see in the video below, they smudge using your fingers.

Iar aici am inceput sa adaug gel sticks / gelatos de la Faber Castell. Acestea sunt cremoase si asa cum veti vedea in video, pot fi intinse cu degetele.

Art Journaling Mixed Media Portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

And after working a little bit more on the face, adding details and face features using a Derwent INKtense pencil, here is the final result. Of course, at some point you just keep on adding and wonder when you’re going to stop, because now you have the impression it’s done, but then you see a detail that needs to be worked more. 😉

Dupa ce am lucrat si mai mult la fata, adaugand detalii si trasaturile fetei folosind un creion INKtense de la Derwent, iata si rezultatul final. Bineinteles, la un moment dat tot adaugam strat dupa strat si ma intrebam cand o sa ma opresc, pentru ca acum mi se parea ca e gata si imediat dupa mai gaseam un detaliu de pus la punct. 😉

 

And here it’s the video of this face!
Iar acesta este si videoul acestei fete!
What have you been journaling lately?
Ce-ati mai jurnalit in ultimul timp?
Pe curand,
Cristina

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