I didn't know there was a name for this type of art, but I probably should have. I loved doing this and loved the results. What is pulled art? I couldn't find a definition for it, but to my mind it is pulling an image from a background. It's a bit like cloud gazing.
I did this one before I knew what it was it called, and was excited to see a face in my background.
I did this one as this weeks lesson taught by Mystele in my Life Book class. As I was finishing up the background, I thought I'm not going to see anything in this one. I walked away for a while and when I came back, there she was. I really enjoyed the process and am anxious to do another.
After looking at my drawings on line, I could tell it needed something. I worked a little on the eyes and added highlights as suggested by my husband. At this point, I think I have to quit while I'm ahead and consider it done.
These are my drawings from lesson 2 of Pam Carriker's Pursuing Portraits class. I pasted a black and white copy of a photo onto my page, coated it with gel medium and then a layer of thinned out white paint, and then drew over it. My mouth is open in the original, but I drew it closed in this one. I did a second with my mouth open.
Supplies Me Supplies Me is a Jane Davenport on line class on supplies - journals, gesso, pencils, watercolors, acrylics, pens and markers, and pastels. In the process of learning about supplies the class offers lessons on drawing faces and bodies, and mixed media.
This is a mixed media page done in my hand made journal. The journal was made with watercolor paper and coated with gesso. As I worked on my background for this page, the shape of a face serendipitously appeared. I outlined it in my drawing.
In the lesson on colored pencils Jane suggests that you're more likely to use your pencils if they are within reach. She had hers in a biscuit truck tin. I was able to find a similar tin on ebay for my pencils
and I made short work of using them drawing faces.
Pursuing Portraits is an on line class with Pam Carriker.
Last summer my interest in drawing and painting faces was piqued when I was introduced to Pam Carriker and Jodi Ohl. Last summer I took Jodi's "Let's Face It" on line class and am currently taking Pam's class. I'm not sure what direction my faces will take but I'm having fun drawing them.