It’s day 39 of the Find Your Art Style Experiment. Still unsure what to do with the backgrounds to my abstract faces I took Belinda Larmour’s suggestion in the comments to look back at mark making in Day 10.

I had completely forgotten that it wasn’t just acrylic paint I had used but also acrylic ink.

Creating Backgrounds

mark making with ink

I got my paints and inks out again and taped up a few squares of mixed media paper ready to make potential backgrounds. I created three and much preferred the one just using acrylic inks so decided to use that.

Colouring the Face with Neocolor

neocolor drawing

I had decided I wanted to make the face a lot larger in the space to see how that worked, so I drew a rough outline of a face in pencil and then started using the Neocolour. Once I had the colour down I smoothed it out using water

Adding Lines with Stabilo All Pencil

drawing with Stabilo All pencil black

Once the Neocolor was dry, I drew into it on one side with a Stabilo All pencil. I like the background effect, but am not sure if have gone to cartoony with the face. I keep waiting for the face to start dancing to Saturday Night Fever. If you’re old enough you will know what I mean.

final abstract face art square

I am going to sleep on this and see what sort of face I want to draw tomorrow.

Tools Used

Neocolor ii –

Stabilo All Watercolour Effect Pencil – Black –

*Some links are affiliate links. If you choose to buy anything through these links, we’ll make a small commission at no extra cost to you 🙂 Thanks so much for your support!

Find Your Art Style Experiment News

Sign up for our Weekly “Find Your Art Style Experiment” newsletter. Plus our monthly newsletter which includes information about our creative challenges, plus information, updates and offers. We’ll also send you a link where you can download this months pdf.

Don’t forget to Subscribe to our Youtube channel and click the notifications bell to be alerted on all our new videos.

subscribe Youtube channel

If you would like to support us and help us cover the cost of website and podcast hosting, you can buy us a coffee. Thank you

Sorry to interrupt, but would you like to know more about our art challenges and podcasts?

Join our mailing list to keep up to date with our art challenges and podcasts

We're doing a happy dance, thanks for signing up

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This