Facial Features

In my opinion, the most interesting things to draw/paint. You can’t really go wrong with it, because all eyes, mouths, noses etc look different. I find it the easiest to draw with a mirror. By looking at my own facial features, it helps make the drawings look more realistic.

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Lana Del Rey and Marilyn Monroe.

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Marilyn Monroe‘s hair was the most challenging to copy. Her features are so sharp. Also, it’s difficult to draw celebrities because if they go a little bit wrong, it doesn’t end up looking like them. My Lana Del Rey painting went wrong several times. It still isn’t my strongest but I enjoyed doing it.

 

Eyes are by far my most favourite facial feature: To take photos of and to draw. It’s a lot more ambitious to try and paint one because of the risk of messing it up.. although I guess that goes for everything. It’s alluring because I’ve always had an interest in drawing eyes. My interpretation has changed a lot.  

 

Eyes and mouths

Eyes and mouths

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Final Piece

After weeks and weeks of thinking and planning I have finally produced my final piece for Art GCSE. It’s my own adaptation of Agnes Cecile’s acrylic painting. She used oil and acrylic while I stuck with just using acrylic on canvas.

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To make the painting a little more 3D I stuck cute little colourful beads on the person’s wild, mad ‘hair’. It adds a nice texture to the painting.

 

 

Bold and Gentle.

UntitledThese two paiowlntings are totally random. The owl has such precise feather positions and colours within it. The eyes make the animal look fierce and ambitious when in reality it is just a bird. This contrasts completely with my other painting. This one is much more calm and gentle.  Interestingly they both have similar colours (Black, grey, white); the eyes are the key source of emotion. They’re both birds at the end of the day.

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Wreck This Journal

Since someone  showed me their own book of creativity, I have been desperate to own my own. the Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith is a fantastic book that has over 100 pages for you to let your imagination run wild. Each page is empty, except it has an instruction of what you should do it. For example: “Infuse this page with colours” “Collect your stamps here” etc etc. Once I got stuck into it, I loved it! It was extremely fun to do whatever I liked in it. It was just like a GCSE art book, only, I didn’t have to worry about what anyone else thought. 

On the top left page, the instruction was “write outside the lines”. The only other thing on the page was a big circle. As soon as I saw it it reminded me of a sun/moon. Immediately I thought “Im going to do a silhouette!” And here I am now, with a painting of a romantic couple by the sea on a hot day. The painting was just a bit of fun, it didn’t matter what I did with the different shades of blue.

On the bottom left pages, the instruction was “Write one word over and over” I evidently chose “Wonderland”. Simply because, it is a beautiful place which is one a kind, special and unique in it’s own way.sxc

Top right. The instruction is “scratch this page using a sharp object“. I used a compass. I wont lie, On the black side (The side you’re supposed to scratch” I had accidentally marked a huge line across the middle of the page. Of course I couldn’t do anything about it, so I improvised. I covered the page using the compass with the same technique and it ended up looking like stars. On the page page next to it, I painted the galaxy. It has such a space-filled theme to it (ironic)

The bottom right was a messy idea! “Drip something here, tea, coffee, paint. Close the book and make a print” I let my inner child in me go crazy here. I poured a load of random paint on one side of the double page, closed the book and voila! A strange looking butterfly! The beauty is that it doesn’t even have to be anything, you just need to have fun doing it.

I recommend The Wreck This Journal 100%. It is a bit of fun!

Acrylic paints, Oil pastel and felt tips used.

Agnes Cecile III

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90e291fcb7f311e2b16122000a1f9e61_7I am loving this weather. It is such an unpopular opinion! Winter over Summer any day. During the winter it rains, snows, windy, foggy, hail, storms. A whole lot more exciting that heatwaves and burning in the sun, in my opinion! The soothing sound of the trickling taps of the rain hitting against the window is so snug. Everybody is a whole lot happier during the winter season too. People get together more. In the summer, it is sometimes dominated by sweaty, mood teenagers (Not a great combination!). The main thing is, you need to make most of your day indoors. Do something creative in your house instead of lazing in front of the TV with a jar of Nutella. Your creativity will only expand as an affect of your actions.

During MY wet rainy days, I paint, and paint, and paint. (Shocker). I attempted another painting by Agnes Cecile. Big Bang of Watercolour. It is my most favourite painting of all time. It is beautifully presented, it makes you think of a thousand different thoughts. The girl looks unhappy, but this contradicts the warm colours. Ever heard the saying “A sad girl can fake a smile“? I think this relates. This painting has such a huge impact, I have chosen to do it for my art final piece. I hope it goes well!

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548fe9261e0411e39a2a22000a1fb02b_7As promised, here is another one of my Agnes Cecile paintings ( Watercolour). I wanted to do another painting which has a sense of depression in it. Of course, there is no doubt about this one. You can see the strain in the girl in the painting’s eyes.  It is extremely deep. The main focus of the painting is the eyes. Your eyes are drawn into her eyes, which is dominating the piece.  It is almost as if you can feel the same pain of the girl when looking into them.  You can see the girl’s right eye travels all around the painting. Slowly, decending into a purply red colour. The reddish pink is almost bloody. The repeating elements of the blue and red help the eye appreciate all the other design principles

I have began to see Agnes Cecile as my most favourite artist. It is so fun and exciting when painting one of her own. The beauty about watercolour is that it does whatever you want it to. It follows the water. The way two bold colours collide into one another through the water is beautiful. 

I dream my painting. I paint my dream.