Messy watercolor profile face by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Messy watercolor profile face

To me, watercolor paintings seem pretty hard hard to complete, especially because I don’t care for the rules, but still I am working with watercolors which are transparent and need extra care when it comes to layering color. But I’m working in an art journal, so I’m not worrying too much. Pentru mine, pictatul in …

Portrait in colored pencils - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Portrait in colored pencils

Remember the January 2015 colored 30 portraits in 30 days project I post about here? Some of the faces were painted using mixed media, some in watercolor, but lots of them were drawn using colored pencils.  This face you’re seeing today was inspired by a photo I found on the web and I thought it …

Celebrating Birth Coloring Book - Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Celebrating Birth Coloring Book {free download}

There is an increasing interest for coloring books for adults meant to reduce stress and calm nerves. And there are also few that treat the joy of giving birth. I found one of them on the internet that is completely FREE to download and color your way! It can be found and downloaded here, together with …

Looking over my shoulder - Mixed media portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Looking over my shoulder Mixed media face

Similar to this one and this one over here, these paintings have become a beautiful way to express my creativity in my art journals. Creating a charcoal sketch and them developing from there with a mix between white gesso and acrylics is a wonderful way to bring to life new faces in my journal. Similar …