Recently I read that the wonderful peeps at Faber Castell were holding a designer team "audition" and I just was so excited. I just simply have to try! I have created a lovely mixed media canvas of a mermaid and I will show you how I made it!
Let me begin by showing you a photo of the finished canvas:
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That was just a quick tutorial. I hope you enjoyed it. I also used the PITT big brush pens, the smaller PITT pens, and PITT pastel pencils to highlight her tail and hair. All were used on the mermaid pieces and on the canvas to add shadow around her. I thought I would leave you with a few more pictures:
This is a close-up of the mermaids tail and hair showing the beads, mini shells, and colors. I absolutely love how her tail came out. The colors are perfect. Below is a page from my art journal showing some of my black and white doodles (using Pitt pens of course). The mermaid in the lower right corner was my inspiration for this canvas.
I hope I inspired you to create someting wonderful. If you have not tried the Gelatos or the PITT pens, I strongly recommend them. I love creating with mine!
Supplies used: Faber Castell - Gelatos in snow cone, cotton candy, blueberry, white, tangerine, mango, lemon, terra cotta, champagne gold, butterscotch, and silver ice; Big brush PITT pens - nougat and light cobalt turquoise; PITT pens - orange glaze, dark chrome yellow, nougat, raw umber, and light cobalt turquoise; PITT pastell pencils - 1121-280, 1122-153, 1122-143, and 1122-156; gesso, Crafter's Workshop mask; glaze medium; Art Co. beads and micro beads