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Category: Whimsical Faces

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.

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