Friday, August 9, 2013

A visit to the dentist. . .

Despite the kind words from her D.M.D. she was still grateful that the visit was over.

How about some fun dentistry facts:
1)  The natural bristles of early toothbrushes were taken from the necks and shoulder of swine, especially pigs living in colder climates like Siberia and China.
2)  The first nylon bristles were introduced in 1939 and soon replaced natural swine bristles.
3) The electric toothbrush was first introduced in 1939.
Wanted to try something different with this girl - added lots of paint colors at one time - not sure if I like it or not - I think I may have liked the sketch better before it was colored. 
Linking to Paint Party Friday,
Paper Saturday

19 comments:

Faye said...

I like the sketch as a sketch, but the painted face is so much more vibrant and expressive. Great job!

veronica said...

i like her eyes in the sketch!

Fida said...

LOVE IT!!! the different colors on the face gives it an AMAZING look! :D

xoxo,
Fida.

denthe said...

I love the different face colours!

bellefrogworks said...

I love that painted face - it's expressive and very interesting. The mix of colors is just fabulous

Sandy said...

She is beautiful Michelle - you are so talented!
Sandy

Michelle Guest said...

Ohhhh! I love all the colors! They really make her different, unique... Wonderful!

Michelle Guest said...

Ohhhh! I love all the colors! They really make her different, unique... Wonderful!

Michelle Guest said...

Ohhhh! I love all the colors! They really make her different, unique... Wonderful!

Anne Manda said...

Lovely face, beutiful painting!

Janet said...

A visit to the dentist...I have one coming up next week! Not looking forward to it.

I think your girl looks beautiful with all the colors. I like it.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING!
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE

Kristin said...

I do! I really love the colors added to her face - she is just beautiful and really seems to glow from within. She must be happy that she's done with the dentist ;) xoxo

bella lullo said...

Bellissimi ritratti!!
Bellalullo

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

I love the colours you have painted the face with. She is interesting to look at and has a lovely expression. Thanks for sharing the dentistry info, I learned something new:)

alarmcat said...

i'm not sure I could brush my teeth with swine bristles!!! ugh

i love all the colors you've added to her face! it adds so much emotion, I think.

Ilona Heimböckel said...

I love the sketch, but the colors give the face a wow-effect!
Happy PPF
Ilona xx

JKW said...

I happen to like the color because it is a change from the usual. OMGosh glad natural brushes were before I was born, whew! Blessings, Janet PPF

Josh Hammer said...

Congratulations for a successful dental visit, Michelle! But how did things go? I hope that it went alright and that your teeth are fine. Thanks for the trivia about toothbrushes, by the way. They're fun to know. Also, I like these sketches. Gifted hands you have there!
Josh @ Hammer & Bonin Cosmetic and Family Dentistry