Monday, 12 June 2017

Summer Sun Male Portrait using Papebabe templates and stamps.

Hello everyone hope you are all keeping well? As I've recently returned from a sunnier climate and the UK weather is utter pants I thought I would share a little sunshine.

This is a Journal page I created on Holiday using 
Kim Costello's Paperbabe Male Portrait templates and face stamps with the inspirational colours of the Rubber Dance June Colour Challenge of Blue, Sea Green and Sand in mind.

Here are those how to do's in words and pictures.

 Using a 8" x 6" Flat journal I traced around the face and neck templates along with the side swept bangs hairstyle. I quickly sketched the background using the view from my balcony taking all the fiddly bits away and accentuated areas of interest. 


Each area of the scene I named (just to remind me what they were!) I then coloured using Caran D'Ache Neocolour II Pastels and washed with water as they are water soluable.
Facial features were stamped using versafine ink with the hair stencil 
used as a mask when stamping the eyebrows.
Don't be scared by the garish appearance as it does all come together.. stick with me here!


Apologies for not having a breakdown of how I built this face up but I must say, 
sat overlooking the harbour I totally lost myself and before I knew it
 my face and hair was almost complete.
As you may spot I had forgotten to give this poor boy some ears but easily rectified by using the hair stencil as a mask again and stamping the ears where they needed to go.


I then proceeded to fill in the larger areas of the seascape adding depth to the sea as it gets deeper along the horizon along with shadow and shade to the male figure.


As you may see I have drawn around the stamped features using a fine liner pen this has not only added extra detail around the eyes but also allowed the stamped eyelashes to act as a shadow. Freckles have been added for that summer time look. 


Fine liner pen helps bring out the details of the palm trees with white Posca Pen adding a touch of light to both eyes, features and sea foam along the seas edge... 
My Summer Sun Male Portrait is complete.


The Paperbabe stencils and stamps are so easy to use and whilst away I managed to compose quite a few faces and I look forward to bringing some more male portraits to you in the very near future.

Thank you for taking the time to pop over and take a look fingers crossed it will encourage the Summer Sunshine to make an appearance where ever you are.

Creative Hugs from Tracey xx

I'd like to enter my Journal pages into the Rubber Dance June Colour Challenge

Join our Challenge, June 1st - 14th

Crafty Supplies:
Caran' D'ache Neocolour II : Classic/Summer Edition
8"x 6" Journal


16 comments:

  1. Fascinating to see how this came together. Very cool. Love those eyes. Hope you have sunshine soon. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

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    1. Thank you Gail, it was a pleasure to join in hopefully it shows that you should stick with it even when you are unsure how it's turning out.. it will turn out ok in the end.. xx

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  2. This is AMAZING Tracey, love your process in the making and what gorgeous result. Those eyes are a real 'eye' catcher...love it.x
    [aNNie]

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    1. Thanks Annie, i've always loved drawing eyes ever since I was a kid these stamps give you a great base to work on.. Hugs Tracey xx

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  3. Absolutely fabulous!! Well done, you!! Interesting process, thank you for sharing that. Looks like you had an OK view from your holiday balcony ;-) Wish I were there, need some sun soon ... Thank you for joining our challenge at Rubber Dance ♥

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    1. Thank you Bibi, always fun to join in with the Rubber Dance challenge if I get chance and yes the view was amazing but had to deconstruct it a wee bit for this drawing Hee hee.. xx

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  4. Your journal spread is so wonderful, you are a star in painting dear Tracey.Just look at this guys eyes, and whole face, with the detailed colored hair , as well.
    Also your palms looks amazing.
    We have a little sun late afternoon- but cold , cold !! Hope your weather will soon be better !! :-) XX

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    1. Oh Dorthe it is the products used that are the *Stars* so easy to use and very well behaved :)) Hope that sunshine warms up for you soon xx

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  5. Love this Tracey and my what a handsome fella you've created too!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. Thank you Donna.. he's nicely sun kissed :P xx

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  6. This stunning Tracey. Amazing colouring and balance. Xx

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    1. That means so much coming from you Hazel with your exquisite talent. Thank you xx

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  7. I see from the view that you were at Scarborough too Tracey lol. Your beach guy is wonderful. I love how you've shaded his hair and given him freckles. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Rubber Dance, and enjoy the rest of the week. Sue xx

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  8. Hee hee.. ermmm not this time Sue :)) Thank you for popping on over it's always a pleasure to join in with the challenges if I can.. Glad you like it. Take Care Sue & have a good week.. Tracey xx

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  9. Thank you Tracey, love that you managed to get the ears in , it's something I often forget, I also always forget stamping the eyebrows, I think it's because mine are so pale rotfl! HuGs Kim x

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    1. Thanks Kim, i'm glad i'm not the only one who forgets the ears hee hee!! Lucky you having pale eyebrows... I hide mine under my fringe :)) Hugs Tracey xx

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