It’s day 45 of the Find Your Art Style Experiment. At the weekend I was digitally experimenting in Procreate with the drawing I did on Friday and really liked the effect.

Experimenting Digitally in Procreate with the Abstract Face

experimenting on the ipad

So instead of doing the mindmap drawing intended doing today, I decided to see what it would look like if I tried to do something similar with real art materials.

I sharpened my black Neocolor with a scalpel, drew the character around the eye and created some very loose faces and marks around the original face with Neocolor and the Stabilo All Pencil.

Drawing on Characters and Faces with Neocolor and Stabilo All

I put a couple of black areas like I had done on the digital version and was hoping I would be able to scratch back the black to reveal the yellow and colours below but that didn’t really work. I should have perhaps tried a masking pen or clear wax and worked over it with a marker.

drawing in the character and faces in black

I think I prefer the one I have drawn over. I know I want to get that grungy feel that I like so much in other artist’s work and I feel like this is getting there and more layered and interesting. But you may disagree.

final face with black characters drawn on

I will see you tomorrow.

Tools Used

Neocolor ii –

Stabilo All Watercolour Effect Pencil – Black –

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