My apologies that it's been longer than usual since I last posted. The past week has been full of work for my regular day job, and I started up with school again on Friday - So it's been nothing but "Go, Go, GO!" for me. I did manage for finish thisbeauty for a "Tag! You're It" practice group found on the Face Paint Forum on Saturday. I was tagged with the random theme by a fellow forum member of "Northern Lights" and chose to mimic all the colors found in the Northern Lights with silhouettes of the landscape and a large owl flying forward.
For this lovely, I used several one-stroke cakes; both Tag and Silly Farm, and Wolfe White and Global Dark Blue. I chose to challenge myself on this one with using only the dark blue and no black to create the silhouettes. It was a fun challenge, and I absolutely LOVE the Global dark blue. It's gorgeous and dries with a hint of purple sheen to it. It's almost like a dark indigo blue really.
Additionally, I finally found a 3/4 flat brush that I absolutely love. I have been through several already and found them hard to control, so I picked up one of the Paradise flat brushes from Paintertainment last week and it is AWESOME! I plan to pick up a few more so I don't have to continually clean the one brush all the time and muddy up my rinsing water; especially when the one-stroke cakes contain dark colors.
(Note: Of course, I'm still having some struggles fighting the hairspray coating on my practice head causing my paint to crack, but I'm learning to embrace it rather than despise it.)
With that, below please find my latest design...
I got the owl idea from a silhouette image when I did a Google search for "Northern Lights Drawings", though to my pleasant surprise this morning, I found that another great painter out there had created a similar style of owl as a mask who shared their work on Facebook. (Great minds think alike, eh?!)
As I am not one to step on anyone's toes, I have to give props to Léa Shelley who created a gorgeous Owl Mask along the lines of what I did - Similar in our ideas, but completely personalized in our own styles with the execution). So here's a "Shout Out" to Léa aka "The Tattooed Lady". (You can also find her page on Facebook.) She is a very talented face painter from Canada, and you can also find some great video tutorials of her work on YouTube too. Check out her work people! It's awesome! :)
With that, my friends out there in InternetLand, I bid you all farewell until the next installment of my Daily Doodles. Have a great week!
Keep creating, keep smiling, and keep dreaming~