whimsical face

junk journal paint on whatever surface you find suitable mixed media face by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Happy New Year 2016!

It’s been a wonderful year, and another one even more wonderful lies ahead. I’m more than happy and grateful for...

Charcoal portraits by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

And again, lovely charcoal

I drew this right next to the male face, with the intend to color her as I did with him,...

HIs blue eyes - mixed media journal page by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

His blue eyes mixed media journal page

This page is rather ambiguous. Is this a he or a she? Of course, it was intended to be a...

Charcoal, sepia, mixed media portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Charcoal sepia mixed media portrait

Sometimes I love to work on loose sheets of paper, like Mixed Media Canson block, the 200 grm (120 lbs)...

In the shadow - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

In the shadow

Not all the pages in my journal come out so easily or beautifully from the first shot. Some of them...

Limited palette - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro - Nov 2015

Portrait with limited palette

I began to love charcoal. Its smooth feeling on the paper and the marks that it lefts on the surface...

Watercolor splashes by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Watercolor – I’m not perfect

Another face builded up in watercolor only appeared in my art journal. This one was painted on my Canson ART...

Painting in nature - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Warm autumn days – painting in nature

While there is still warm outside, grab your painting travel kit and get outside to kiss the sun. As I...

11+ artists that inspired me over the time - Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

11+ artists that inspired my art journey

I remember when I started with art journaling..! So many pages, so many artists! I felt overwhelmed by the variety...

whimsical face in soft pastel by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Why I draw whimsical faces

Well, what’s with all these imaginary characters (whimsical faces)? They are a free and unhampered expression, with no expectations regarding...

Space for journaling - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Space for journaling

I have drawn and painted this face some time ago, but never posted about it. It’s a profile face I...

29 Faces September 2015 – Face #23 by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

29 Faces September 2015 – Face #23

Unfinished face in the same journal-book. She keeps saying a story… O fata neterminata in aceeasi carte-jurnal. Fata ei tot spune o...

29 Faces September 2015 – Face #11 and 12 by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

29 Faces September 2015 – Faces #11 and 12

Both whimsical from my imagination. Left side: Inktense pencils with a tiny bit of skin acrylics. Right side: drawing directly...

29 Faces September 2015 – Face #9 by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

29 Faces September 2015 – FACE #9

Oh, this face is cute! I’ve painted this one with Jane Davenport drawing in mind. I’ve never painted black hair...

29 Faces September 2015 – Face #8 by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

29 Faces September 2015 – Face #8

Because I’m working in a journal-book, I’ve gessoed the page and then sketched this face with an INKtemse pencil (charcoal...