26/30 portrait challenge by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro
Art Journaling

30 de portrete in 30 de zile – 26/30

For today, I have three faces! No, I’m not trying to cheat on it, it only counts as one! I was just in the mood to draw, so I couldn’t stop to drawing and painting just one face! 

Pentru astazi am trei fete¡ Nu, nu incerc sa trisez, se pune doar una¡ Doar ca am avut chef sa desenez, asa ca nu m-am oprit doar la o singura față.

25/30 portrait challenge by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

I’ve started with a spread applying stencils using spray inks (some I made myself), then adding acrylic paints. 

After the page was dry, I started to draw. The face in the right was drawn directly using acrylics, with the brush, and after that, I started to add layers of acrylics. The ones in the left were drawn in INKtense watercolor pencils from Derwent (with ink pigment). I’ve activated the pencils with water and then I’ve created the shadows on the face of the two little creatures, but later on I’ve added acrylic paint too.

Am inceput cu doua pagini alaturate pe care am aplciat sabloane folosind spray cu cerneala (am unele facute de mine), adaugand mai apoi acrilic.

Dupa ce s-a uscat, m-am pus pe desenat. Fata din dreapta a fost desenata direct in acrilic, cu pensula, dupa care incet, incet am adaugat straturi de acrilic. Cele din stanga sunt desenate in creioane acuarelabile cu cerneala INKtense de la Derwent. Am activat creioanele cu apa si asa am creat umbre pe fetele celor doua creaturi, insa ulterior am adaugat si acrilic.

26/30 portrait challenge by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

They were already looking good, even very good, but you know me, I had to go on with the page…

Aratau bine si asa, chiar foarte bine, dar ma stiti doar, trebuia sa continui…

26/30 portrait challenge by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Don’t ask me what kind of creatures they are or why they have horns….I loved to draw them and then paint them in acrylics!

Nu ma intrebati ce fel de creaturi sunt sau de ce au coarne…mi-a placut la nebunie sa le desenez si mai apoi sa le pictez!

26/30 portrait challenge by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

This one is my favorite & I like it the most.

Dintre toate trei, cel mai mult imi place aceasta.

26/30 portrait challenge by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

The last one, a little bit more human is the one I’ve painted directly in acrylics. It may seem threatening at first to paint directly with the brush in acrylics, but you gotta believe me and try it, it’s worth the try. If you don’t like it, if that doesn’t come the way you imagined, you can add another layer anytime and start over with another drawing…. 😉 

Ultima, un pic mai umana, este si prima pe care am pictat-o direct in acrilic. Poate parea infricosator prima data sa pictezi direct in acrilic, dar credeti-ma ca merita sa incercati. La o adica, daca nu iese asa cum vreti, puteti oricand sa adaugati inca in strat de acrilic si sa o luati de la capat cu alt desen…. 😉

26/30 portrait challenge by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

What have you been journaling today?

Tu ce-ai mai jurnalit azi?

Pe curand,



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