Radiant: Faces – The Nymph

I had planned on posting after every two lessons of Radiant Faces but I’ve been busy working on other projects, preparing things for the Halloween Art-a-thon I am cohosting and being sick so its taking longer to complete lesson 2. Its almost done though.

I won’t go into much detail on any of the lessons as they are part of a class you have to pay for. I will mention the teacher, lesson title, whatever mediums I used and when possible post progress pictures besides the completed piece.

For the Radiant classes I decided to create my own journals using 140lb mixed media paper. I created several signatures and once I am done with the classes I will combine them all to create the journal. I won’t be creating the covers until I have completed both classes.

Lesson One: The Nymph was taught by Jane Davenport. For this lesson we had to choose a reference art piece and I chose “Flora and the Zephyrs” by John William Waterhouse.

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I specifically focused on Flora.
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Besides trying to capture her face I really wanted to include her arms as well. Unfortunately after several tries I could not get them to look right so I decided to leave them out. Before drawing her on the mixed media paper I sketched her out several times on scrap paper. With each sketch I improved a bit.

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Here is the completed piece. I used Dylusions Acrylic Paints, iridescent paint, Sharpie China Markers and Faber-Castell Pitt Pens. I think her eyes need more detail and maybe at some point I might add them but for now this is how she will stay. She isn’t perfect but I like how she turned out.

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Before I leave you, I want to share a giveaway offered by Iris Fritschi-Cussens of Iris Impressions. She is giving away a free spot to Radiant II: Art Journaling. She will be one of the many teachers in Radiant II. If you are interested please visit her site for more information.

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