I'm excited to show you the latest release from The East Wind called Lucy Loo 'Dreaded'. Isn't she gorgeous? I've double matted her made a burlap canvas with embellishments from Tim Holtz and a tag from Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue. She looks like a free spirit to me and I thought the theme fit this dreamy eyed beauty.
Here's a closeup of Lucy Loo 'Dreaded'. It's a softer pencil sketch than many of the East Wind images and I was inspired to color in monochromatic tones. The majority was done with Copics, with just a few stroked of Prismacolor pencils in her hair. BTW, the entire hairdo, including the dreads was done with one color, E32. I was hoping to capture the texture of the dreads and remembered a tutorial I found on Rhea Weigand's Blog about using the end of a small stiff paint brush, rubbing it against the brush end of your Copic marker (I actually dipped it in Copic reinker) and pouncing it lightly on the page. Thanks, Rhea! Anyway, that's what I did to get the sort of "fuzzy" base. Because the dreads were sort of close together, I then shaded with tiny dots in the same color until I was satisfied rather than try to pounce with a darker color and possibly losing control and blurring the individual strands. I do really love the way it turned out.
Here are the embellies. I imagined Lucy Loo on a journey, wandering in search of paradise, even if only in her mind. I'm right there with her...every day.
Don't forget the current FB Contest, RU Kidding Me? which runs through the 17th and the current Blog challenge, Shine On, which runs through the 10th. Hope to see you there. The East Wind is also participating in the Storybook challenge in Markers! Papers! Digis! FB Group and you can grab the special $1.00 digi, Storybook Animals HERE.
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I'm a entering this in the DL.Art September Linky challenge, Simon Says Wednesday ATG, the Outlawz Monday Greetings Fall Colors challenge, Left of Center Feisty Ladies, Creative Fingers ATG, Emerald Fairies Challenges September Monochromatic, TTRCD 9/6-9/12 and 613 Avenue Create ATG/ w optional Fall Colors.