Experimenting with a doodle technique in my art journal that I might demo here on the blog:
I sponge painted watery orange and magenta paint onto my paper, then found butterfly wing shapes in the paint and defined them with purple pencil. Hair and face came next and I have this pretty little sketch.
The same process was used here: watery paint was sponge painted onto paper, then I defined shapes with pencil. I really wanted the hair to cover the entire painted shape, and now it looks like an entire flock of butterflies is inhabiting her curls.
I love doodling because it is a very loose and intuitive process, no pressure to make a perfect face or likeness… no pressure to create. I don’t even think while I am making work like this, it just flows onto the page. It was a great breather exercise inbetween tutorials.
Speaking of – How to Draw the Easiest Nose and Lips Ever tomorrow!
Same Kat time, same Kat channel.
Ah well, I’m a goof ball!
Want to see more? You may be interested in:
- Sleeps with Butterflies : original acrylic painting on canvas by Kat McBride
- Free Painting Tutorial! How to Draw a Pretty Face: Week One – Eyes
- Free Painting Tutorial! How to Paint Eyes