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!