So today I thought of sharing my second entry at Kim Dellow’s Show Your Face, and, coincidence, this is the last week of Show Your Face. I’m still planning of doing more of these and also using other color mediums. I love drawing with graphite and charcoal, something I got from my Mom, but I also like to experiment with colors.

If you have seen this page – – you might have noticed a big difference in my drawing. Have I practiced that much? No, in fact I started this new drawing a little bit after the other one… it’s just that the first was drawn from memory, and this one is the face of a model I saw in a magazine. Conclusion, I don’t have much of a visual memory, so I’ll have to keep practicing with existing people and/or other images.

I used Canson Mix Media paper, but I found that it isn’t the best option for drawing. That is visible in the more saturated side.


Art is a Wound...


What happened to her hair? Well, the real girl was wearing an Updo hairstyle, but I changed it to a long windy hair… I find hair very difficult to draw, every time I try, it ends up too dense or heavy, as you prefer to call it. This case was no exception, in the end I didn’t like the result… so I decided to upgrade the girl’s hairstyle to the next level :D. How did I do it? With a WeRMK next level embossing folder and a stylus tool. It’s not what I wanted, but better than the hair I draw at first…

I used white gesso and Faber-Castell Gelatos to color the background, plus some alphabet dies for the quote. I printed and fussy cut the letters in the word “art”.


Thank you for stopping by.

Art is a Wound…

5 thoughts on “Art is a Wound…

  • 2016-08-26 at 20:28

    I think her hair is brilliant, Cris! I can’t stop staring at it! Wow, you are truly, truly an artist!! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  • 2016-08-27 at 04:45

    Awesome piece of work Cris! I think you have shown the ‘windy’ness of the hair well, even with the upgrade! And face itself has come out so well..and I can’t believe you started this one a little after the earlier much difference!!

  • 2016-09-16 at 22:05

    Only you would think of that embossing folder for hair. Brilliant!

  • 2016-09-25 at 17:24

    A Cris é uma artista mesmo!! Nem tenho palavras!!


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