Sunday 6 November 2016

Typography, Diana.

Loving the new topic on PA blog and needed to join in. Was greatly inspired by the presentation that Darcy gave us. Typography,Fonts and Quotes is a great topic.

Here is my entry, inspired by the beautiful Diana Ross.

I began by selecting a few fashion adverts from magazines and glued them to my journal.....A4 size.

Next, I selected a pic of Diana Ross from a magazine and outlined it onto my background. The most crucial step was to paint over the outline of the person with Clear gesso so that I could paint onto the shiny magazine surface.
Here is the face partly done...looks a bit scary. All the paints are from the Paperartsy range.

There are several areas where the background magazine came through...probably because I overworked it in parts.
I enjoyed once again having a go at a face and combining it with the striking images of magazine lettering.
Here is my final piece which I am entering into the Paperartsy challenge.


  1. Fab idea Hazel, those bold letters really bring the face alive, great contrast xx

  2. What a fantastic entry to the challenge Hazel. Very clever way of painting over that shiny surface and Diana's face is very good.

    Lesley Xx

  3. What a super idea! Of course brand have always unique fonts for their name (designed at great expense I should think). I am impressed with your Diana Ross painting too!

  4. Love this Hazel, so striking!

  5. Awesome idea for logos, Diana Ross is great painting and well captured her characteristic. xx

  6. She is beautiful Hazel! Well done!