Only Girl in the World.
Today's little chick is in response to a blog challenge at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal. You had to respond to the song words of Rhianna's 'Only Girl in the World'. I still love that song, so I thought I'd have a go.
I worked a little differently today and went back to my mixed media style (still keeping a little watercolour too).
Here she is, step-by-step. ( I know some of you like to see the process)
I worked in my little journal again, the A5 size one.
I started by sketching out my 'chick', pretty much in the same way as yesterday.
Then, I used watercolour to add flesh tone to the face and arms. After that, I used collage scraps from a magazine to start to collage the girl.
This is the collage layer done. I used an image of hair for her hair too, although you can't see it in the end. Another happy accident.
Then I used a coat of matt medium to act as an adhesive for my tissue paper layer. I like to use tissue paper over the collage because when it's dry, it acts as a good surface to crayon on with my pencils. I used my heat gun to speed things up too...so impatient.
Here you can see where I worked on top of the tissue with my pencils. See, I told you, can't see the hair now. Oh well.
Then to finish off I gave her a coat of gloss medium to toughen her up.
So like I said yesterday, it's vacation time now. (time to put the art stuff away and do my packing)
see you all soon