Dragonfly whisperer

Posted: January 13, 2012 in New Mixed Media art
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Here is a pretty strawberry blonde with a special affinity for dragonflies. She speaks to them softly as they zoom around the pond and the garden. I used a stencil from Balzar Designs by Crafter’s Workshop to rough in the features, acrylic paint, a paper background and charcoal doodles to finish the canvas off. Stenciling is a great way to get your face proportions correct and you can do any kind of eye, nose or mouth you want to use. It removes the need to be good at drawing facial features, the paint does most of the work for you.

    • crickyn says:

      thanks, mei. i can’t wait to see the gorgeous colors in my little wood sprite picture you made for me! you have such a luminous technique with the metallics you use, they just twinkle.

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