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 acuarela mi se pare destul de greu, in special pentru ca nu-mi pasa de reguli, dar totusi folosesc acuarela care e un mediu transparent si necesita mai multa atentie cand …

Purple pen face sketch by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Purple pen face sketch

Today I’m back in my Canson Art book one sketching art journal. I started this face as a play, sketching it with a purple pen I carry around in my hand bag all the time. And because it started to look beautiful, I had to add some color, too. Part of her face was painted with acrylics, like her neck and certain areas on her forehead, and some of the face was painted in watercolors, like her cheeks. Astazi lucrez iar in jurnalul de la …

The junk journal project: diving intuition art journal page by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

The junk journal project – diving intuition mixed media portrait

*****The junk journal is a dear project of mine I’ve wrote about here. Some people are afraid to draw faces. I can see that and perfectly understand it because as weird at this may seem, I am myself ‘afraid’ that if I try abstract/intuitive paintings will not come as beautiful as I want them to be. But that doesn’t meant I won’t try, because I have already planned this for May this year. For example, Daisy Yellow never paints portraits. Her art journal pages are …

Pencil sketch - Girl with flying hair by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Pencil sketch – Girl with flying hair

Once in a while I really feel I want to use just a pencil and my paper stump to draw a face. So this is how I’ve started drawing this face. It doesn’t have a real correspondent and I took her out of my imagination and into the paper of my Canson One Art Book journal. Of course I wanted to color her at first, but then when I saw how gorgeous she has become just by using the graphite pencil, I decided to leave …

what are eyes for you - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

What are the eyes for you – mixed media journal page

I’ve drew this journal page in stages a while ago sometime last year. It started as a page where I was trying new handmade foam stamps and smudging acrylic paint left from working on other pages. You can really see the stave (stamp) showing through the acrylic.  Am desenat aceasta pagina pe bucatele, candva anul trecut. A inceput ca o pagina unde incercam noile mele stampile handmade din spuma si unde mazgaleam vopseaua acrilica ramasa de la alte pagini. Puteti vedea portativul (stampila) prin stratul …