Thursday 20 August 2015

Monochrome girl

Just needed to post my latest portrait!
I decided to extend my repertoire by including the body! this is not easy, as it involves adding proportion etc and highlights mistakes.
Anyway! I chose a pic from a magazine and sketched it quickly with my black Stabilo pencil.
Next, I added strips of papers from a range of black and white papers called Paris Nights using matte multi medium..

It was quite a scruffy journal page as my journal is nearly full.
Next, I chose fresco paints Little Black Dress and Snowflake to paint the girl.
I needed to loosen up my technique and painted it as freely as I could with a large, flat Dina Wakley paintbrush....the idea being that I wouldn't get bogged down with detail!
I think that it worked...and I was obviously in the right frame of mind.
I only used a tiny brush to dot the whit highlight in the eye!
I am entering this into the latest PA challenge... the link is a bit tenuous, but I did use matte medium for the papers and to be honest, am proud of my work and wanted to show it off!
Also, Kim Dellow's  Face on Friday is a good place to share my work!


  1. As I've already said Hazel, fabulous, great to see a body and those eyes are speaking to me xxx

  2. And so you should be proud Hazel! This is wonderful and well done on all the contouring of her face with a big brush!

    Lesley Xx

  3. She is so beautiful Hazel!! Great drawing and composition. Especially her facial expression is wonderful!! xxx

  4. well done, Hazel, she's fabulous!

  5. She is stunning......those arms add so much to the expression.

  6. Fantastic Hazel! Love the monochrome and your image is stunning! Sue C x

  7. I'd only looked at this on my phone until now and thought it was fantastic but enlarged on a PC it's even better xx

  8. Beautiful Hazel, lovely portrait, thanks so much for linking up to #ShowYourFace and for the shout out too. Kim

  9. Hazel, this is fantastic work! I love your monochrome girl! So much movement and drama and so beautifully done! I have got so behind with everything; but I've just sat down with the dinner bubbling away and looked and looked. You are an inspiration! xx

  10. Spectacular, Hazel… she's utterly beautiful, and the shading and proportions all seem spot on to me.
    Alison xx