This is my first try using canvas to paint my whimsical face using watercolors and gelatos. I usually paint my faces on watercolor and mixed media papers because it’s much easier to blend the colors. It’s not perfect but I like how this turned out.
I am always fascinated by folk art face drawings because of their imperfections. I like the fact that you can draw something and it doesn’t have to be perfect. This is my first folk art drawing/painting or some may call it whimsical art faces. I will admit that I am not good in drawing people especially faces because I can’t make it look more realistic. I started getting into folk art/whimsical faces when I came across a tutorial about it on YouTube. So I decided why not try it. First I did some quick sketches and started painting using acrylic paints, markers, Gelatos, coloring pencils and sharpie pens. I am not going for photographic realism. I wanted to draw different face expressions and shapes.
This last one is my favorite and it took me forever to paint because I couldn’t get the color the way I want it. I used acrylic paint and sharpie pen on the face. On the hair, I used acrylic paint and crayola metallic marker. Anyway, I just wanted to share my paintings with you. I hope you like it. I will continue to paint faces to add to my mixed media canvas projects. Thank you for stopping by.