Friday, 2 September 2016

girls, girls, girls, and 1 bird!

#29faces.  Here's face 2 in the challenge, plus some other artworks.


'blue hat', graphitint pencil sketch, around 7 by 5 ins on paper



'trusting toucan', mixed media, 12 ins square, card


'ice-cream', ATC, pen and watercolours on card


My sketch this morning for the #29faces challenge was the girl in the blue hat, using graphitint pencils by +derwentpencils .  The girl was from a photo reference on wetcanvas.

Graphitint are water-soluble graphite pencils with muted colours for a hint of colour.  I have a set of 12 colors.  I used them lightly in this sketch of the girl because its the first time I've used them and because a delicate touch seemed to suit the age of the girl.

The girl with the toucan uses mixed media, but predominantly caran d'ache water soluble crayons for the figures.  I really love the blending ability of these crayons: great for skin tones.  This is from imagination; although I did a quick sketch of a toucan a few weeks ago from a reference photo on wetcanvas which helped with the drawing of the bird.

The last in my trio for today's post is an ATC for a summer themed swap in one of my google+ groups.  This was from a doodle.

I will link to paintpartyfriday.



Have a great weekend!






17 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic art, each one a little masterpiece! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

So adorable girl! And the others are great, too.
Happy PPF and weekend!

lissa said...

the girl drawing is cute, have not heard of graphitint pencils but sounds like interesting, like paint except it's not.

lovely artwork you have here, also, love your blog header - the colors are wonderful.

have a lovely day.

Faye said...

Beautiful artwork, June. I especially love the little girl in the hat.

Ayala Art said...

Beautiful! I love them all ♥

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful pieces June-I really love the toucan one. beautiful glowing skin on the face. Happy PPF!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

June I am so impressed with your art. My fave is the second one. Love the hair.

Clare Lloyd said...

They are lovely

Gillena Cox said...

Lovely pieces, thanks for sharing, my favourite the ice cream ATC
Happy PPF

much love...

Giggles said...

You are such a talented artist I love all three faces all three styles are gorgeous!! You can use water with the derwent too! Have the pencils and the blocks...

Hugs Giggles

Jackie P Neal said...

I just LOVE the gal with the toucan- Gorgeous!!! xo

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

These are so beautiful! I love the girl with the hat, she is so sweet.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice work :) I love using graphitints but find they need a lot of pigment laid down so the colours really show up

cxute little toucan :)

Caroline D. said...

All 3 are absolutely gorgeous! I've not heard of graphitint before and I love finding new toys! :)

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful faces.
I enjoy how they are each different in style and character.
Your blogs header is wonderful too.

UUna said...

Very personal paintings. I like them all very much - and the bird of course.

Marina said...

Wow, all of them are lovely, especially the girl!