I am - painting with love by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Old drawings – new pages

Although most of the time I start from scratch with a new page, sometimes I find myself “browsing” old journals that never come completed. And that’s fine because we all need “art diversity” and that’s what all these journals bring to the table. They are all different with all kinds of paper types and grains. I have a bunch to choose from, and that’s so much fun. This art journal was made out of a book I bought precisely for this purpose: to transform it …

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 timp de cand nu am mai desenat cu pastelurile cretate, iar astazi a sosit timpul sa desenez o noua fata: I was inspired by an old photo with vintage colors …

Baby with towel - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Baby with towel

Drawing baby faces can be overwhelming, especially if you do it after a moving child. But working after a photo it’s way easier and a great practice. I’m working again in the wrapped paper journal and I’m taking advantage of the brown paper to paint portraits. It helps a lot with shading and skin tones are faster resembled when the background is of this beige, tan color. Sa desenezi fete de bebelus poate fi complesitor, mai ales daca trebuie sa desenezi dupa un model in …

Whimsical portraiture on bag paper - autumn inspiration by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Watercolor Woman Portrait on wrapping paper

One of these days, when the sun seemed to warm the earth even more beautiful than he does in the spring, I went for a walk in the park. I took with me my art journal made from wrapping paper that I wrote about in here. I said to myself to take advantage of this wonderful day and draw directly in nature. But I didn’t drew leaves and other natural Autumnal wonders, but a portrait that I may say it came out pretty good. Intr-una din zilele …