Part of my wonderful 'Facecinating Faces' course was learning to paint over a magazine image, this is to help learn about features, shading etc. Last time I tried this it really was a disaster, but this time much better.
First off I made a background on my journal page..
Which I then added some paints, stamps and stencilling too - then added my magazine image..
then, I painted over her and changed some of the colours..
The idea is that she no longer looks like the image used. She has a painterly look now, which was a lot of fun to do.
If you read my last post about gundogs, you will know how much we need another Labrador in our house. Well, I have been to see one today - he is totally adorable, he is currently at our local RSPCA shelter awaiting a new home. A yellow boy, 16 months old - and does hugs. Our only problem could be misery guts the Lurcher who might not be too thrilled with him, we are too take him tomorrow and see how they get along, and I have a homecheck to pass too! no probs there as this house has always been dedicated to dogs, and as I am at home painting most of the time, when I am not dog walking or caring for parents (were I can take the dogs) all should be well.
Not a brill picture as he has a lot of energy with being in kennels - but this is him, and we are really hoping he will be with us soon..