Friday, September 28, 2012

29 Faces (Day 28) - Graffiti Girl

This girl was inspired by all the fabulous graffiti looking girls that Dina Wakley has been doing lately.  While this is wild for me, Dina manages to be even more free - letting more of the under paint show through.  With time, and a bit more courage, I will be able to do that too!
Started out with random ink splats spread out by a straw (you can definitely get kinda dizzy doing this) and then I quickly sketched a face on top with markers and charcoal pencil (you may wish to add a setting spray at this point so you don't smear your charcoal from here to forever!)
Thin layers of paint, Copic Markers and a snazzy book quote finished her up.
Check out all the amazing faces this month at Ayala Art!
Linking to Paint Party Friday and

19 comments:

Debbie said...

This process leads to very interesting results! Great face. I'm stuck at 20...time to get busy!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Great graffiti girl!
Love seeing the process of her being created!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Netty said...

Terrific graffiti work, thank you for sharing. Happy PPF, Annette x

aimee said...

fantastic! the ink splats and layers go together beautifully -- it all works so well!

Jessica Sporn said...

Love this. Thanks for sharing the process.

Jenny Petricek said...

I love this portrait, as well as the graffiti-esque techniques! I will definitely have to try blowing paint dribbles thru a straw!

Daniele Valois said...

SOOOOOOOOO awesome!!!

Carolyn Dube said...

Love how you have the layers hinting through on her face and in her hair! Happy PPF!

Gina Sismilich said...

She is wonderful -

Molly said...

i like the texture created by the ink splats. and the words are perfect.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

great effect with the layers just peeping through... it adds a lot of depth and interest...xx

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lots of creative expression here ~ terrific! ~ (A Creative Harbor)

wednesday said...

Love this! All the lines and layers are like the story of her life and who she is.

Natasha said...

Fantastic, I love the marks you can still see through her. Great work! I will go check out Dina Wakely's website. Sounds very inspiring!! I love charcoal.

denthe said...

Oh! Lovelovelove! I'm gonna miss your daily faces, getting quite addicted to them ☺ ♥

Lavender Rose said...

This is fabulous, you are very talented. I am enjoying looking at your lovely blog.

duaa said...

Interesting and very vibrant!

Thanks for sharing!

your new follower,
Duaa

DJ said...

One of my favorites. I love me some graffiti girls

Viola said...

WoW! so extraordinary and gorgeous! I love it!=)