GRATITUDE - things that we take for granted, someone else is praying for. - page by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

The things you take for granted someone else is praying for

Most often than not, our busy lives prevent us from looking around at the little things that bring us joy. Being in a continuous state of disatisfaction and disappointment is what keeps us blindfolded from not seeing what’s right in front of our eyes: life ain’t that bad. Things are not that dramatic as they seem at first. People around us have more soul that we want or expect once we get to know them deeply. But sometimes the more we try to get to …

The quoted pages - She smelled of SUN and daisies with a hint of river water - by Cristina Parus @creativemag.ro

The Quoted pages – She smelled of SUN and daisies with a hint of river water

Today I went back to faces. I took advantage of the extra time I had when my baby was asleep, and painted this face. I’m still using “fast” art supplies – those that can be used anywhere, anytime, and are fast-drying, since I don’t have time to wait for the paint to dry before I move to the next step. Because I painted the face leaving almost no space for lettering, I had no place left for the quote. This brought me to writing in …

Junk journal face by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

What I’ve been doing + New Art Projects

It was great to #painting again. I even created a short #video while doing it, and I’m pretty sure you’re gonna love #watching it. The page in the right: #Derwent #inktensepencils with a bit of white #gesso. The result? Fast and furious #art #journalling #whimsical #face. Want more? Check out the next #artvideo! #drawing #face #artjournal #artjournaling #CristinaParus #creativemag A short video showing you inside my junk journal. Few really beautiful faces and very different styles, and there are more to come! I love the …

Charcoal mixed acrylic paints - dive into mixed media by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Mixed media page – messy pigtail braids

I have already started a series with these charcoal faces that keep appearing in my art journals. I cannot help but loving this mix between charcoal pencil and acrylic paints more and more. It created a beautiful layer on the face and there are no rules regarding what you are allowed to use or not. So just grab your charcoal pencil and sketch a face, then add acrylic paints and see what you get. You may be surprised to see that the result ain’t that …

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 would be nice to try to draw it in colored pencils. It was a little hard for me to stick with the proportions, because I tend to draw bigger and …