Tutorial Try-Out: Abstract Face

The Tutorial Try-out this week was How To Paint Abstract Faces by raeart. I had so much fun with this one. I absolutely adore grunge and art with drips incorporated. raeart also has a really fun way about him, I'll be checking out his other video's.

I used my A3-ish size sketchbook for this one and might have gone a teensy bit overboard with the dripping. Once you start, you can't stop. Well... I can't. I did love it when it got to this stage...
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing -  "Abstract" Grunge Portrait in Acrylic
The tutorial says to leave it to dry and then go in and pick out details with black paint... I'm torn. I still like it but I loved it before. If that makes sense? I don't know - what do you think? I think she looked quite ghostly in the top one.
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing -  "Abstract" Grunge Portrait in Acrylic
Either way, I adore this technique. It wasn't the first time I've played with drips. Yes - the first time I've used so many. It wont be the last time that's for sure.

The new tutorial for Kristen's Try-outs go live tomorrow -  Still time to link up with this one.
Thanks for stopping by today :)

14 comments:

  1. I'm with you, the bottom one is awesome, the top one before the black is even more awesomer :)

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  2. I actually like them both. Awesome faces. Love the drips and color. Thx for stopping by my blog, nice to meet you.

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  3. I reaaally like them both - and I'm so glad you went "overboard" with the drips, because the results are super cool!

    xo
    Kristin

    p.s. Sometimes when I'm "torn" and think I might want to leave something just as it is, I scan it (Or take a good photo), then print it out on cardstock and do whatever I was going to do next to that one... The best of both worlds, I think :)

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  4. Wow, yes I like them both too.... I love drippage!!

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  5. Ooh, lots of colourful drips and dribbles - love it! I really like them both but, if I had to choose, the first one is my favourite.

    Question: How big is the book that you did this face in?

    xxx

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  6. I think I like the second best ...only by a nudge ....because it looks like a face which has been caught in a storm ...the first ones slightly looses identity ...for me anyway.Both are actually brilliant. xx

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  7. WOw lots of dripping.. or as someone said above, "drippage" LOL... I may have to rethink this method and take a second look. The only time I have tried it, I dripped a reddish-purple ink and it turned out looking all bloody and gory which was NOT my intention so I promptly discarded that technique without trying other colors. But I love all your colors so it may be worth a second look!

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  8. Oh YES - That's really cool! I love all the drips and will definitely check out the link, thank you. I've been a bit obsessed with UTube lately :) so it will be great to have another artist to watch. I'm eager to see the video that inspired this and although I think they are both so strong, I agree with you, I think I like the first one as well. Either way, they are so COLORFUL! Which you know I love - thank you for putting the new button on your blog and SO looking forward to playing with you another Summer! xo

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  9. Oh....wow! Loving the drips, loving the faces (I can't draw/sketch...fact...so I'm jealous!)....total effect = awesome.
    But if I had to choose, it would be #1...she is ghost like.
    Hugs xx

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  10. As you say, each has her own strong appeal. Like Kristin D, I take a copy if I'm unsure and that way it gives confidence to carry on without worrying about spoiling the next step.
    Lovely face, so full of character, looking mysteriously through a beaded curtain at ........?

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  11. Looks smashing! I love those running colours, gives it a great 'morbid' look if you will please forgive me this choice of words. Suzanne

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  12. Hi Carmen! I have just spent a lovely half hour catching up on your blog. So sorry I have missed so much. I love this abstract painting its so you and your craft studio is looking fantastic.I love the tag I got from you and wish I could have made it to ally pally. X

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  13. Oh I really like them both! They are both fabulous. I want to play with this technique more as well.

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  14. i find your first portrait better me too.
    Sometimes, it's better to listen our Artist's instinct than to follow instructions... °_^

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