🎞 My artistic life…
▪️ Joyce Maria
▪️ Australia 🇦🇺
My name is Joyce Maris, I live on the South Coast of NSW, Australia. I have been drawing faces for about 5 years which is one of my artistic passions. I usually refer to a reference photo for light and shadow, and the face profile and draw mainly soulful expressions using bigger than normal eyes. I like it when my faces are out of proportion.
My favourite media to use is waxy coloured pencils, acrylic paint and smooth watercolour paper.
Once the face is complete the real fun begins. I take a photo of it and in Lightroom adjust the image (mainly brighten), then into Photoshop where the face and background come alive. I am very much an organic artist, finding my way through an art piece by experimentation.
As i normally do not draw hair on the original face drawing, I incorporate digital elements in Photoshop to create a sense of wild hair or headpiece. I use textures and elements with blend modes for the background and use textures and adjustment layers to change or enhance the colours and tones, to accomplish a unified look. I always use dodge & burn and also use AutoFX for lighting effects. On some images I use the Topaz plugin (Impressions, Clarity, Clean) to get a certain look or feel. I use texture/s to create a vignette and lately i have been experimenting with Particle Shop plugin.
Still so much to learn, to experiment with, and so much fun and excitement to be had.
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