Thursday, April 25, 2013

Grungy, Graffiti Girl

Today's girl is chock full of attitude!  Don't give her a hard time though - she just might jab you with her super pointy elbow.  I myself have dangerously sharp elbows - Corey jokes that they would make good defense weapons.  Ha ha!
Modeled her off a gal in a magazine and then layered with some book quotes against pretty junk papers.
Look where she started out - on the left is how I first drew her - crazy big eyes and lips.  Walked away unhappy and then later came back, painted out her face and tried again.  I like the more normal sized features much better for this girl. 
She lives in the old ledger opposite a silhouette that was spray painted with the girl from this page (before she got stuck down for good)!
Linking to Art Journal Every Day and 

20 comments:

Cat Beringer said...

I like the annoyed expression on your graffiti girl. And how her v neck sweater echoes her pointy elbows. :)

Melanie said...

She looks great. The first looks great to but the second face is a bit better :)
Liefs, Melanie

clare said...

Love it! X

froebelsternchen Susi said...

adorable!

Maricella said...

Lots of that blown hair going around in the windy weather. I like the second version of your face better, too. I like that you sprayed your other girl in this journal. I would never have thought to do that.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love how apparent that confident attitude is!
And the lettering background is fabulous for this!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Kim said...

Your grungy girl is so cool! HPPF!

sharon said...

She's great, the second face is more expressive of her pose.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I like it placed next to the silhouette page... it makes your colours pop even more...xx

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wonderful painting. I like your 'before' and 'after' shots. Love the pointy elbow!

denthe said...

I liked the first version too, but you're right: the second one has way more attitude and it suits her. Love the silhouette!

Annabelle said...

I thought at first I liked the big expressive eyes but I think the second one is perfect for the over style of painting you achieved. Thanks for sharing.

Dianne said...

both versions of your 'attitude' girl are great, but the expression on the finished version does seem to be a bit more 'I am my own person.' great pages! happy PPF!

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Your Girls is beautiful. Wonderful Colors and really Beauty.
Hugs
Erika

EVA said...

Both versions are great but the one looking away is particularly intriguing. Also love the silhouette.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

She does have attitude and the background stencil lettering works great with her and seeing her on the silhouette page play up the idea for me of who is this other gal. Happy PPF

Jessica Sporn said...

She has a completely different vibe with the smaller features but I like her either way! I always love your work.

Kirstin McCulloch said...

I really liked both of your faces but the second is so much edgier! I love seeing your ledger sketchbook - you should do a flip through once you've finished it x

Viola said...

How fun to see! Your work is beautiful! sometimes I feel I have no ideas about how to make exciting things.. especially after having seen your work here! :))

veronica said...

looks like you had fun doing this one!