8 Feb 2016

Smile - Art Journal page

 When using distress inks for water-coloring what to do of the leftover DIs ??
Use them on Journal pages !!

SMile - Art Journal page
 Did same for these pages . I drew rough outline of the girl and then  created a soft stenciled bg using same DI colors.For the quote I used black marker.Created a border for pages with few more quote on "SMILE".Used watercolor pencils for coloring the girl ,took few snaps while doing so..

  1.colored the eyes
Coloring the eyes

2.Initial Skin tone
Base Skin color

3.Shadows and Highlights
Shadows n highlights
4.Soften the colors with water
Adding water to even out colors
5.Guidelines for drawing hair
Guidelines for hair
6.Some more shading n detailing
Close up
I  hope you enjoyed reading my post Today.

Linking it to :
 30 Day Coloring Challenge


613 Avenue Create : #162 Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow : #122 Anything goes


  1. Beautiful :) the girl is so pretty with the smile & dimples.. Love the way u've written the quote & also the idea of using quotes for border :) so coooll.. Keep rockin :)

  2. Really LOVE this! Super pretty! And the background is delish!

  3. beautiful !! love this especially the eyes and the dimpled smile Pooja !!

  4. Wow!! Very beautiful!! Love the eyes and her hair!!
    Moxie Craftie

  5. This is awesome Pooja! Love the coloring of the girl and thanks for the step by step - don't know how you can do that. Great project.

  6. Absolutely stunning....the 2nd blog I've looked at just now with 'smile' as the feature word! LOOOOOVE the way you've shown us how to colour. If only I could! Instead I shall just pop on by here & drool;) Oh, and YUP. Fab way to use up those left over inks:):)

  7. Beautifully done! I admire those who can draw and color. I can do neither! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful journal pages! We love journals and mixed media here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  8. Oh wow, this is amazing!! She's so beautiful!! You brought her to life in color!! The watercoloring is gorgeous!! I love this, Pooja!! You did such a fabulous job!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Oh my! Pooja! Gorgeous! Your inner beauty and love can easily be seen in this glorious portrait! Thanks for showing the steps in drawing. Absolutely incredible! And your left over DIs look first class in the lovely background! Thanks for sharing from your journal! XO

  10. It's lovely Pooja, you are getting better and better at drawing faces! way to go!

  11. I love this one :) such pretty coloring. And an awesome quote :)

  12. wowoowwo love that background and it's so fun to see your illustrations step by step. Bravo :)

  13. You are so talented Pooja! Beautiful drawing and coloring! :)
    Suchi xx

  14. This is fabulous! Making a face with shading is a tough job & you did it so well, your colouring is awesome & presenting her on this beautiful layout is great!

  15. Holy cow Pooja, this is just incredible!! WOW!! What an amazing job with the face, is there anything you can't master!! Love the bright and cheery palette, one of my favourite pieces of yours to date!! LOVE!! hugs :)

  16. WOW, wow...WOOOOW..she's amazing! My rendition or attempt would have looked like an old aged prune. I can't draw for crap, but you are AMAZING! I really loved seeing the process of details as you added more colors and shades and the excess DI thing is a great idea. :)
    Big hugs,
    Lisa x

  17. Pooja, you are SO talented! And I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who uses up leftovers ;)

  18. Wow what awesome and inspiring journal pages. Such talent. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's rainbow. Good luck. Hugs xxx

  19. Oh wow! This is something fantastic! The sketching ..the colouring everything is just spot on.. Love love love this Pooja!

  20. Super gorgeous and amazing drawing! Thanks for dropping this by to share with us at 613 Avenue Create. We hope to see you again soon!

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