Thursday, January 23, 2014

Be willing to be a beginner . . .

Very few words tonight. . . 
I am tired -  
so tired that my head was bobbing while trying to edit these photos. 
BTW - when will I ever learn to be careful about wet ink?!  I smeared her nose all over the place - do you know how much faster I could draw if I didn't have to spend time cleaning up all my mistakes?! 
She looks pretty cool here - a big part of me wishes I had stopped at this point. 
Linking to Paint Party Friday,

21 comments:

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I really like this face. Her eyes are captivating.
Nicole/Beadwright

Faye said...

Beautiful face. I like it that she is slightly off the page. Don't worry about smudges. We all do that.

Heather Foust said...

She looks wonderful! Hey if we didn't make mistakes...We wouldn't learn.

Marji said...

I think she is lovely. Being a beginner can bring a lot of joy in the learning. Great work

Miss Marple said...

I love the phrase, I should heart it more often! Happy PPF - Irma

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fab to see the progress! I love the phrase !
GREAT ARTWORK!
HAPPY PPF!
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bella lullo said...

Sempre bellissimi i tuoi volti, pieni di carattere!!

Netty said...

Drawing in ink is so difficult and have avoided it as cannot work without a rubber or water to clean up errors. I love your face design.
Happy PPF, Annette x

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annkrier said...

What a beautiful combination of message and drawing. Love, love, love the yellow shadows !

Susan said...

Beautifully done! I love penwork and it is SO difficult. Great post, happy PPF.

Mari Huertas said...

Yes, I understand ... is very dificult to decide when the work is finished, I do occasionally happen, and often I loved my job more in qualifying once finished.
But I assure you that your girl is beautiful with touches of yellow. Saludos

Jessica Sporn said...

so arresting. Beautiful. Happy PPF!

Julie said...

I actually really like the pop of color that you added at the end. I'm always putting my hand right in some wet paint and smearing it across the canvas. Makes me nuts!! lol

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Cozycomfycouch said...

Wonderful! Lovely!

CatieAn said...

I visit your blog every post and I love your artwork. I sometimes am shy but I do enjoy knowing there will be a new picture--always delightful--and a message I need or want to hear. THank you for putting it out there for the world to see. I need to just jump up and do it like you do.....

Diana Evans said...

this is fantastic!!!! I love this face you did!!! Wishing you a warm and cozy and Happy PPF!!!

Rita said...

I like the color you added and also like how the face is off center. Nice job!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Beautiful painting, I love the colour and how you have drawn her hair. The quote you have used is a great one. I think the world would be rather dull if you believed you had learned everything there was to know!

Cindy D. said...

Oh my gosh, I have smeared so many noses! It is so frustrating! You can't tell in your finished product. :)

I love the way she has a frame at the left and bottom. Lovely use of color! And I totally agree. You have to be willing to learn every day. Practice is the only thing that makes a difference. :)

denthe said...

It's good that you didn't stop, I like the yellow accents. And I love the border....

coco.nut said...

I think the final version is great and I love the text!!!