Monday, January 5, 2015

Starting out 2015 Geisha style

As 2014 was winding down I found no time to create which doesn't make for a very happy girl.  Thank goodness for time off! It gave me a chance to start creating again.
Exploring the internet mostly Pinterest (totally addicting!)  I found some photos of Geisha's and knew I had to create some of my girls Geisha style.  I drew up 4 girls to start my new series and I am so excited to bring them to life with color!

Here is one of my sketches.

I started adding color to the last girl I drew.  I used a big pitt pen for her hair and Neo II colors, Gelatos and Golden's Titanium White acrylic paint for her skin.  
I started coloring in the flowers with neon Montana markers but didn't like how it looked. 
So like I tell the kids I teach, it's not a mistake just another direction, I covered it up and went a total different way with the flowers. 
Using a white Sharpie paint pen I drew in the flowers.  I love the contrast of the white outlines on the black hair. I used Washi tape to create her dress.  The background was colored in with acrylic and stamped with flowers and butterflies.  

On to the next Geisha Girl. Here is her #WIP.  

Thanks for stopping by to check out what I have been up to. I hope to be posting more often now that the holiday's are over. 

Happy 2015! May you have many happy days to create!

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Lesa B.