Tuesday, 30 September 2014

In the style of...


Every now and again I try to do a page in the style of another artist. I find it helps me not to reach straight for the things I would normally use. It makes me step out of where I'm comfortable. It makes me try new colour combinations or techniques.


On Fridays Julie Fei-Fan Balzer hosts a link-up where you can link up any journalling you've done that week called Art Journal Every Day (there's a button in the sidebar). This week she posted a fast forward video of a page in progress. I was fascinated by the way she put down colour and wasn't afraid to cover up what she'd done. Also the sure strokes she made straight away with paint, no pencils to sketch anything out. There was so much texture and interest from all the layers when the page was finished.


So I thought I'd give it a go. Faces are not something I'm necessarily comfortable with, but after doing the 29 Faces challenge in February, I feel slightly more confident about having a go. After all, it's only my journal, right? It's not going to hang in the National Portrait Gallery!


So I set to work, and I'm really pleased with how this turned out :)

Whose style would you like to try something in?


13 comments:

  1. Tracy, I am not a face person, in fact I don't do "people" in general! I'm not necessarily good at it so I stick to landscapes, which tend to be easier in my mind. That being said, you have got my mind challenged. I love what you did here! I like to watch Julie's vids every once in awhile because of the very things you talked about here and how it challenges me. I love all the texture that made her up! This is really wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing and putting that thought of "challenge" back into my mind! Blessings!

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  2. By the way, I have been meaning to tell you how much I LOVE the name of your blog! I love that Word of God for His children! Blessings!

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  3. Love her. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Brilliant Tracey,
    I'm working with an art group and that's enabling me to experiment too.
    It's such fun but not something I'd do without a safety net!
    Happy PPF to you

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  5. Your face is lovely! (Well, you know what I mean!) Love all the background patterning showing through. Valerie

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  6. A pretty face with character!

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  7. Your face is really nice! Faces ARE challenging. I always see something that isn't "my style" and think oh!, I'd like to try that. Usually color combo's for me but end up with my usual stand by's none the less!

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  8. I think its good for us to stretch our styles, and try others ways, you have such a beautful strong style, amazing work,

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  9. I LOVE it... but I am into the whimsy of certain color and texture combinations! This is very inspiring for me! So I'd go to any gallery this was hanging in!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  10. Love this page. Love the many layers. Great work!!

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  11. Very nicley done. Great work!
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  12. The face is wonderful. I've seen this type of background before, this is a good creative picture. I love that artists are sharing their talents with us. . .it pushes me to do many different and more creative work. You definitely get an A++ for this one. Blessings, Janet PPF

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