|Theresagram - Watercolor|
|HotMommaRama - Watercolor|
|Jensaz - Watercolor|
Another of the Arizona ladies, Jensaz is a gifted mixed media artist and her dolls are fabulous! She and her sister kept us all entertained with their funny bickerings!
|Gordionknot - Watercolor|
|Lovefroud - Watercolor|
|MidnightCreations - Watercolor|
You always remember your "first" of anything and MidnightCreations was my very first trade when I joined "ATCs For All". It was wonderful to meet her in person!
|Jazzie - Watercolor|
Jazzie is another artist from San Diego, though she's often kept busy with her charge as she works as a live-in-Nanny. She has some very interesting stories of the Italian family who employs her. Also, she loves jazz, hence the name Jazzie. I hope to see her more at our cozy San Diego Art Bashes!
|Malala - Graphite|
I neglected to take pictures of all the ladies who attended Artzona, some of whom left way too early. So, for portrait no. 26, here is that brave young lady "Malala". I admire her courage and she may be the next "Warrior for Peace" which our world needs. I know we're not suppose to do "fan" art, but she is more a humanitarian, rather than a star and so I've included her anyway. I can see that I have a tendency to make one eye larger or slightly off and and that I elongate the features, so she looks a bit older here.
|ATC Swaps - "Abstract Faces", "Angels", and "Spirit Masks" Mediums include gouache, watercolor, pens|
For portraits 27 -29, I've included cards from recent swaps I'm involved in. For "Acceptance", looking away - I blindly drew in the face. From that, I refined the features and then worked in gouache for super flat saturation. I let the expression of the face tell me how to name it and she just seems to be all about acceptance with that inner glow of peace. In the "Angel" swap, each of the cards were done in different media. For "Ethereal Angel" I did some prep watercolor spillage and then drew in the angel with micron pen. I usually hate lines and will cover them up. Not that I have anything against other artists using lines - they are just far better at it than I am. For this angel, I left the lines on, though it still kind of bugs me. For "Spirit of the Puma", I again did prep watercolor spillage and drops, but I made them more apparent in the design. I also used micron pen and only covered up some of it. In doing the cards for this swap, I had envisioned Native Americans doing the "Ghost Dance" and invoking animal spirits for help. They're dancing before a large firepit and the shadows of the dancers intermingle with the shadows of the spirits or ghosts. I received so many nice comments for this card - it just both humbled and delighted me!
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