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Whimsical African Queen Coloring Page

Right after I completed first coloring page “Whimsical Afro Girl,” I created this one. I sketched this yesterday and she had an afro but I kept seeing her with a turban on instead. I then decided to add random lines for designs on her turban and was pleased with the outcome. So, I decided to turn this into another coloring page, which I titled Whimsical African Queen Coloring Page. I excited about coloring her too! Lol

Whimsical Afro Girl Coloring Page

I found this sketch in an old sketchbook that I had not completed and decided to complete her. This doodling of the hair came spontaneously; I just started making marks on the afro and liked the way it was looking and so I continued with it.

I’m so happy with how this piece came out so I decided to turn it into a coloring page. As I was looking at the finished drawing, I remembered that I had cut a piece of cardboard into the shape of a butterfly and decided to add a couple to complete my Whimsical Afro Girl Coloring Page. I LOVE it and can’t wait to color it in.

Spring Ready

This my 2nd try at using a medium that I had not previously used before. I am figuring out and testing various African American/Black skin tones using Crayola Oil Pastels. This entire portrait is made using Crayola Oil Pastels except the top; I used Prismacolor Color Pencil for that.

This time around, I achieved a much smoother skin tone than the first, which is on this documented on an earlier post, displaying the Crayola Oil Pastel box like the one above. There’s an extremely ugly stage (Lol) that happens prior to getting it to look like it does right now.

I almost gave up working on this portrait because it looked like the blend and combo of colors were not working; however, I just kept on blending and adding more color here and there and the end result is pretty astonishing to me for such an inexpensive product.

They are easy for anyone to use! You don’t have to be an artist to use and the colors are so nice and vibrant too! The biggest problem I experienced while using this product is when it came to laying the colors. It seems using 2-3 colors is the sweet spot; however, if you need to more than 3 layers, it becomes more difficult to blend them together.

Whimsical Queen – Art Prompt Sunday

This is a prompt given every Sunday in a Facebook group I’m in hosted by Jenny Manno of Next JENeration Art. I actually did my Whimsical Queen Art Prompt Sunday on an empty cold cereal box, which was spontaneous and unplanned! I plan doing it over again but this time I want to put her in my sketchbook instead and will be doing her proportions a little larger so I can add more to her face.

April Weekly Art Challenge: Mystical, Magical, Mythical Mashup

Two art Facebook art groups hosts are collaborating for the month of April. We will be presented with 2 photo references and create our own character by mashing the elements together creating some new that is our own. We have also be given the option to add additional references if we choose to do.

The theme or April’s challenge is called “Mystical, Magical, Mythical Mashup!” This is my mashup I did yesterday after seeing the 2 photos posted in the groups or this week mashup challenge. I’ve also included those references in this post.

Mystical Mashup Monday Challenge

In two art groups I’m in on Facebook, we were given two photos (we could add others if we wanted to) and come up with our own creation. One of the photos was a fairy and dragon and a third was added and it was a fantasy warrior woman.

I chose a couple of images from a royalty-free site called Pixabay. These are my two mystical mashup Monday results!

I decided to create two different characters. The first drawing was colored using Prismacolor Color Pencils on 11×14 sketch paper, and the other one I colored playing around with an online free photo editing tool called Pixlr, which I am teaching myself.

How to Make An Easy Abstract Acrylic Painting

Here’s a really quick and easy acrylic pour painting technique.

Materials Needed:

1. Canvas (8×10 or 9×12 or smaller for this technique I think is best)

2. Acrylic Paint

3. Aluminum Foil

4. Newspaper or an old towel to protect your working surface

5. Paint brush (Only for covering the sides, if you have a wrapped stretched canvas. Flat canvas panel does not have any sides to be painted.

Here’s My Process Pictorial:

Step 1: Select the colors of your choice. Then tear off a piece of aluminum foil a few inches longer than your canvas size.Next, cover the surface of the foil with all the colors of acrylic paint you havechosen in any direction you want to! Have FUN just pour the paint onto the surface.

After you have done that’s done, you want to place your canvas face down on top of the paint. DO NOT squash it around; instead, rubbed your hand over the inside of the canvas, making sure your rub all around the edges, sides, and middle.

Imagine getting the paint to cover the front of the canvas, without you moving the canvas round. If you do that you may cause the painting to come out too muddy looking by mixing the paints together.

Lastly, once you sense and feel, with your hands, that the paint has fully covered the front of the canvas, gently lift if off the paint on top of the aluminum foil, without rubbing or smearing with your hands.

I forgot to take a picture of my paint I poured on the surface of the foil. I ended up using the leftover paint onto 2 pieces of sketch to use for another project as background pieces
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