Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Painted face

So last night I moved on to week two of Willowing's Fabulous Faces and it was wonderful! My first time using watercolor crayons and now I am in love with them. They are amazing, I only have a small starter set from Michaels, thats all they carried.  When I get more money I want to order a bigger set from dickblick or something.  Anyways I only have one painting to show today, but I really liked how she turned out.  I want to do a halloweenish one next :-D I plan on doing several more before moving on to week three of the course, I should have more by the end of the week!

I did notice the watercolor paper kind of knotted/rubbed off, I assume that was because I am impatient and don't let it dry enough? Any tips on that?

Also for anyone that didn't know, Ady at Doll Dreams is doing a Halloween Dollie course that looks really awesome.  I recommend everyone to check it out.  I unfortunately cannot participate *pouts* but maybe around christmas I can get it with the xmas money I will hopefully get from distant relatives :-P Ahah I'll give out halloween pictures for christmas :-D hehe

And a Happy Birthday to Kristin's (Twinkle Twinkle) beautiful 6 year old daughter!! :-D

<3 Kristin

**Update: I did another face today! Instead of watercolor paper/crayons I used acrylic on canvas :)
Also check out Effy's giveaway!! She is doing an amazing giveaway of a spot on willowing's Life Book along with a couple other fantastic goodies! Life Book is an amazing course with several awesome instructors.  I really hope to win a spot in the class as well otherwise I just can't afford it.  But Good luck to me and to everyone else!! I hope everyone can take this course :-D


  1. Both beautiful paintings but love the softness of the watercolour crayons. x

  2. Gasp! How sweet is that!? Thank you for saying that about Kendra!! AND I love your girls! Just beautiful work - are you going to take life book on Willowing next year? I am planning to - I just love her and those crayons! My favorite product - all thanks to Willowing, xoxo

  3. Those are both SO beautiful!! Really great job. If the paper is balling up, it could be a couple of things. 1. Your brush is too rough for the paper. Watercolor brushes are very soft so they don't rough up the paper. Or 2. You may be rubbing too much in one spot. With watercolor paper, you really have to sort of lay down your color and leave it alone for a few minutes, then gently add in your shadows. Hope that helps some!
    Talking about your comment on my blog about art journaling, I know what you mean! I struggle with art journaling. I have the desire to do it, but I just can't seem to find a beginning! Either that or I spend so much time, it becomes an actual painting! xoxo

  4. These are gorgeous Kristin. I particularly like the pink girl with her hair behind her ear. Doing ears - now I find that tricky but you've done it beautifully.

  5. Sorry, I tried commenting there but it didn't work... Anyway, was just saying that I love your work! Very pretty :) And also, you won a prize in my giveway! It's not the first photo, but I hope you still like it. Send me your postal details at childofdanu@hotmail.co.uk and I'll send you your print. Congratulations!
    Roisin x

  6. Thank you for your sweet congratulations - and I do hope you win a slot on Life Book - that would be awesome ;) xoxo

  7. Both of your paintings look great! And I would love to take that Life Book course, but I'm not sure I could afford it either. It would be fun though!
    Also, thank you for your comment... I like that your great-grandmother wouldn't say goodbye, just "I will see you again". Very sweet.