Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Girls, Girls, Girls!

Girl in progress...
It's girls, girls, girls here. I've been taking Christy Tomlinson's She Art Workshop and loving it. I registered for it because a couple of friends were going to take it and I thought it might be fun to play with my mixed media supplies again. As the workshop approached I got more and more excited and when it debuted on Monday I swear I was all aquiver with excitement. It's just so much fun to have something special to look forward to even if that something special is just some classes online.

Pitt artist pens by F.C.
I started to watch the first week's videos as soon as they were posted on Mon. morning. I got through about four then. All about supplies, super cool things to do with supplies, how to layer to make fabulous textured backgrounds.... so so so much fun. I went to Dick Blick the next day and spent all my allowance for the month. But I got the coolest things... my favorites being the Faber Castell PITT artist pens. They come in three different tips, I like using the brush tip best. What is so darn cool about these pens is that they're india ink pens. Super vibrant and they worked like a dream. They go on looking like any kind of marker but if you're using them on a hard glossy surface, or on a sealed surface like I was, then you can rub that sharp line to create a soft shading effect. I used them to do the shading around my girl's face and in her hair. You can see how soft they are. I tried to do the same thing on regular paper and they just looked like marker again. I would never have given them a second glance in the stores. But Christy raved about them and demonstrated how super cool they were so I got a few. LOVE! So I'm glad to have taken the class just for that little discovery. But I'm also glad because I've never tried doing girls before and really enjoyed the paper doll aspect of them. My first girl is a Prayer Girl. She has her Bible and is waiting on the Lord. I've got another girl who's praising and then two more canvases being prepped. Definitely girls, girls, girls around here. :) I'll keep you updated. ;)
Just about done....

9 comments:

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Wow! She looks great and those other 2 canvases, oh my those colors! They look fabulous.

Single Stone Studios said...

I love the shading on her face I can't belive you acheived that with markers!! Must try those :)

I love your girl - she has fab shoes! Can't wait to see more!!

scrapwordsmom said...

I want to take this class!! I heard they are offering it in April!!! What a darling girl you made:)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Prayer Girl is beautiful Jen. Love the colors! :)

Anna said...

These are so awesome! Is this an online class you are taking?

Jen said...

Your girls look amazing. I can't wait to try myself. I am loving the class. Christy mentioned thoughts on another class in one of her videos and I'll be first in line. So much info and so much fun!

Anonymous said...

She is AWESOME! I love her, she reminds me of YOU!

joanne sharpe said...

I love all your girls!!! I too am taking the class (and just finished SR also!) and was so drawn to your colorful pieces. Isn't it funny that we keep finding the same people in the same circles? What fun!

Robin Norgren said...

WHAT A GREAT NAME for an e-course and it looks like it is REALLY getting your juices flowing. xoRobin