Fadwa Al Qasem
I Am what i art
Confessions. Art Journaling. Art. Writing. Poetry. Play. And everything life in between.
Not words I like. But. I did promise myself to create 50 faces and I'm already on face 18. I tricked myself into consistency and repetition by constantly changing the materials I use. The style I try. The faces I attempt. By making it about Play! Play? Yes, I can do play every day.
I outlined the face and other shapes with pencil, then I used markers i got from Ale-Hop in Spain last month. Watercolors and white corrector ink in the eyes on recycled #book #pages.
I was drawing this while listening to "On Writing" read by Stephen King himself. I was thinking how much writing, reading and arting are like life. Are life. For me and maybe for you.
"Do you do it for the money, honey? Don't now and never did. Never set a single word in paper with the thought of being paid for it.... if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever."
I outlined the face and other shapes with pencil, then I used Daley Rowney neon acrylics, Sharpie brush pens, and white corrector ink on the face and in the eyes on recycled #book #pages.
Once I started looking at faces to draw, I was surprised at how I turned away from "beautiful" faces .. or, rather "perfect" faces.
Faces with lines, asymmetrical faces, eyes that have seen a lot, lips that soften or speak of strength. These are the faces that attracted me. AI also looked for a challenge. That's the point after all. And I promised myself to post every face, regardless of what I thought of the end product.
For this face, I first painted the page with watercolor, then drew with black charcoal, white chalk, white corrector ink in the eyes on recycled #book #pages.
Tip: When I sprayed the fixative to keep the charcoal and chalk in place, the white faded away into the page. I had to retouch with white Gesso.
Did you notice the lips are a bit lopsided? Maybe that's her. Maybe it's me.
It hasn't spoiled the image, nor the fun, nor the value of this image being #15.
It's life, in all it's glory.
Make your mistakes and move on Some you will be forgiven, some not.
Can't do anything about that.
And you don't need to forgive yourself, either, because there's nothing to forgive in the first place.
It's just a drawing for god's sake!
Black roller point pen, white chalk and grey watercolor on recycled #book#pages.
Loving these Gelatos! Like butter on the paper. So much pleasure and sensuousness from a crayon! They should be banned. Faber Castell made them in several colour collections .. metallic, soft juicy shades, gold, silver, black and white.
Use them like crayons, smear them and blend with your fingers or sponge.
They glide on the paper, and look good enough to eat. Like those strawberry, apple and orange flavoured lip balm sticks I used as a kid.
Maybe that's why I love them.
Same as Face #14m but this time using Faber Castell gelatos on recycled #book #pages.
Molotow black pen, Derwent pastel pencils, white corrector pen and black brush pen on recycled#book #pages.
Drawn with Molotow black pen, white corrector ink and watercolors on #recycled #book pages. The plan is to #draw 50 #faces.
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Drawn with Japanese brush pen made in China :), white corrector ink and brushed pewter distress ink on #recycled #book pages. The plan is to #draw 50#faces.
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