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
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.
This was the result of my using the 2 photos given to create this mashup. Below I share a few process photos I took while working on my mashup as well as the original reference photos given to the group for this week’s mashup.
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.
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.
My girl’s hairstyle was inspired by this prompt. I didn’t use anything else as part of creating my drawing. Below is the reference photo from Jenny Manno is the artist of this piece and the group facilitator of Next JENeration Art, a Facebook art group.
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.
Here’s a really quick and easy acrylic pour painting technique.
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.