Saturday, 2 June 2012

Feeling Brave.........

Hi peeps,

goodness I must be feeling really brave today (or maybe stupid lol!!) and decided to go for it and bare my soul in a way by sharing something that I've actually drawn myself.
It has been over 20 years since I have tried to draw anything from a serious point of view but I felt very inspired by an article by Anna Bjorklund in a recent Scrap365 issue.
Anna very clearly explains how to draw faces so I had a go............



Apologies for the lack of colour but I am planning on jazzing up a printed copy and want to keep the original as it is.  I really did sit there wondering who she was when I had finished as she looks so sad!!

Hey ho - just to brighten the post I wanted to share another journal page too. This one is from my altered book journal (no relation to my Altered Book course book tee hee)......


I have used my trusty chalk sprays for the background, the fab Tim Holtz wings have been embossed using distress embossing powder and edged with a red gel pen, the wellies were cut from a sunday supplement, the border was done with a docrafts star stamp and doodled on with metallic pens.  Ha ha, the wording is my own, can you tell by how wonky it is!!!!!!!

Thank-you so much for taking a peek.

Big hugs x

6 comments:

Gez said...

Wow! Dawn I love your portrait.. she is great. I can't wait to see a coloured version. I heard about the article but couldn't find the magazine up here.. you have done a brilliant job, I wonder what she is thinking about!!

I love, love, love your journal page it had me smiling :o)) Thanks for your lovely blog comment yesterday it cheered me up no end.

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday, enjoy your day. Hugs, Gez xx

Traceyr said...

Wonderful sketching there Dawn. And the journal page is fun. :)

Kath said...

Clever picture. you have done well. I love the saying on your journal page.

Karen said...

ooooooo aaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!!! I wonder why she is so sad as well darling! But she is lovely so please draw some more and of course show us a coloured version.

I am LOVING that journal page. Flying wellies appeal to me and the words are very inspiring :D xxx

Kath said...

Great portrait and I love the saying on your journal page. Did you make that up?
I tried to comment yesterday but my comment isn't showing. Oh well. Better luck today maybe.

sandee said...

First, I love the drawing of yourself, wouldn't be able to do that myself! I love, LOVE the sentiments about jumping in rain clouds, that's awesome, can I borrow it? waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)