Whimsical face on loose Mixed Media Paper by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Whimsical face on loose Mixed Media paper

Painting on loose paper is preferred by many artists because it gives you the freedom to manipulate the paper in a much easier way than you have the chance to do with a journal page. I started this face after an exercise Pam Carriker published in her book, Mixed Media Portraits. I didn’t follow precisely …

Soft pastel portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Soft pastels portrait on packaging paper art journal

Remember my brown packaging paper art journal? It’s time to draw again and fill in the pages! It’s been a while since I haven’t used my soft pastels, and today I grab them and drew this face: Va mai amintiti de jurnalul din hartie de imapchetat? E timpul sa desenez iar ceva in el! A trecut ceva …

Sketching over a cup of coffee by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Sketching over a cup of coffee

Nu știu ce-i cu cafenelele astea: dacă ai suflet de artist, te învită pur și simplu să desenezi. Iar când iubitul meu mi-a propus să ieșim la cafenea, n-am stat pe gânduri și am luat cu mine un jurnal și cateva creioane acuarelabile, plus o pensulă cu tanc pentru apă. I don’t know what’s with …