Sunday, November 12, 2017

Test Canvas for WIP Big Eye Ghost Art Original Painting Work in Progress + November Sketches, Sketch 11 & 12, Goddess & Fairy Bunny...


This is a test for the hair of my original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye ghost.  I actually have a number of tests on this canvas; the braid for Wednesday Addams, the hair/skin for my orchid guardian, the fins for "Teacher's Pets," and more.  When I'm trying something I've never painted before or that I think will be tricky, I sometimes like to try things out on my test canvas.  For "Moonrise" I've tried using layers, brushes, and differently sized sponges.  Having done these tests I've concluded the method which I think will work the best, it will actually be a combination of layering and different tools.  It looks like my test canvas is pretty full again, I think it's time to gesso over this one or start a new one...  


This is a test for a work in progress, but I also usually post at least one finished piece on Tuesdays if you'd like to come to visit!  You also may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has an otherwordly quality...  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in November. This is from day 11. 

I would like to try to reach a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days, I started this effort on September 1st, 2017...  This is face 72. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is part bunny, I just had bunnies on the mind...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in November. This is day 12. 

I would like to try to reach a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days, I started this effort on September 1st, 2017...  This is face 73. 

This is a rough sketch. 

8 comments:

Christine said...

Interesting to see your test canvas, a great idea. Your maidens today are so sweet!

Valerie-Jael said...

I love the idea of a test canvas to try things out, great idea. Wonderful sketches, too. Have a good week, hugs, Valerie

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks Christine and Valerie, I find it really helpful when I'm trying something new or even just to get the values/glazes right...

Magic Love Crow said...

Love that test canvas!!! Great idea! Your maiden sketches are Gorgeous! Wow! Big Hugs!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

good idea having the testing area, would help a lot :) you are getting very very close to 100 now :)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Stacy and Jennifer! I'm almost out of room on that one...

Lowcarb team member said...

Good idea for a test canvas, it must be helpful.

All the best Jan

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks Jan, it definitely is helpful.