I used the body as part of my contribution to the Mix it Monthly challenge.
As I'm making portraits and sketches of my niece during the whole month of September for the 29 Faces challenge that Ayala Art has set up again this September, I added my niece's head to the body of "The pointing lady". But I must say that the tiny size of the head in this piece makes it difficult to get enough detail to really work out the likeness I strive to achieve! I would like to work on it a little more :-)
The colors for the challenge are hibiscus (collaged paper leaves and flowers) mint green (dress) and grey (sketch, pastel pencil). In the second version I added feathers digitally, to complete the challenge themes.
Lady with Feathers
Lady with Cap
The faces 6, 7 and 8 of 29 faces:
I bought some gift wrapping paper rolls (5!) because they had such nice colors and prints that I liked for collaging and I used one of them straight away for a portrait/sketch. She is a bit askew, but otherwise the likeness is pretty close I think! "Entschuldige bitte liebe M! Ich übe gang fleissig und arbeite daran, die Ähnlichkeit besser hinzubekommen!"
Face 7 above could even count as conrtibution for the Mix it Monthly challenge as well as the colours I used are there as well as the feathers :-)
Here a little charcoal sketch on water colour paper.
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