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Another quick post with face 4 for the 29 Faces in 30 days challenge.

I sketched her with aquarel pencils on a collaged and gessoed background in my art journal. The background is mostly an article from a newspaper, about stress and what it does to you.

I tried to capture my feelings about going back to work.

Both in her face and by emphazising parts of the article.

Telling myself to just take a deep breath… and jump.

I rather like how she turned out and I definitely like using the inda ink to add details and write with. Still getting the feel though for the aquarel pencils and what you can do with them.

So that’s #4 done, just 25 left to go =). I wish you all a wonderful evening.

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21 thoughts on “29 Faces check-in #4

  1. She is wonderful. I particularly like her eyes, which are really expressive. Good luck with the return to work. I tutor at home (literature) now, but I still remember the apprehension I always felt on returning to work! Julie Ann xx

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  2. Diane ~ says:

    oh i like her a lot! especially the serious look in her eyes!

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  3. I love her.. she looks like she would let her imagination set free!
    wnderful layering work monique!

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  4. Valerie-Jael says:

    Beautiful work! Valerie

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  5. denthe says:

    Beautiful how the collages background shines through. Love the different coloured squares.

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  6. Linda says:

    she's really lovely. I love how brought her out from that wonderful background collage!

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  7. Diana Evans says:

    this is such a cool piece….love the transparency of it!!! wow!!! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Love the colour layers showing through. You paint eyes beautifully.

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  9. Love the gridding and translucency and complementary color scheme! Love it all!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  10. Kim says:

    Love this, color theme really works. HPPF!

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  11. butterfly says:

    Fantastic. The contrasting colours give this such a powerful feeling and the face is beautiful emerging from the page.
    Alison x

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  12. Love the coloring, especially her eyes, and how you've used that particular article as the base. Gorgeous.

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  13. MeOfCourse says:

    A really very nice job. Like the transparency. Work, oh ugh. Have a wonderful weekend. Great job.
    gloria

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  14. Michellem says:

    Amazing work – love her determined gaze!

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  15. Giggles says:

    Beautiful style, you captured her angst about going back to work!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  16. Aga Gasiniak says:

    beautiful page, lovely combination of colours and great composition. Thank you for sharing

    http://agagasiniak.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Pia Rom says:

    So interesting with those magazine-look though her skin…love it! ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  18. Nancy B says:

    She is such a colorful beauty! Good luck with your new job.

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  19. Faye says:

    Now this one is really creative and quite lovely.

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  20. Jo says:

    Love the layering and love how it shows right through her face.

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