I’ve entered an art Competition! Who wants to see some of my paintings on cushions?! I’m so nervous about entering a competition like this. I’ve never done anything like this before. It’s nerve racking trying not to watch your votes! Having your work on show for people to judge…… makes me feel a little queasy!
If you want to take the time to vote, I’ve added all the links. All you have to do is click the link, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the like and share buttons for Facebook.
To vote for my Yellow Tang Click Here
For my water Lilly Click Here.
For my Orchids Click Here.
For my roses please Click Here.
And finally, if you would like to vote for my Love cushion Click Here.
Thank you all so much for taking a look at my cushions, I’m really happy with how they turned out!
When I start my commissioned graphite portraits it’s fairly straight forward to begin with because I don’t have to choose what to draw or what size it’s going to be, the customer does that. So all I have to do is draw what’s in the photo we have agreed on. Which to most sounds easy, but it’s not really.
I start by sketching the outline, and general shape of everyone’s head and body shape is. I look closely at the size and position of each face.
Then slowly I fill in the facial features of each person. I will make adjustments to face shape as I’m doing this.
Then I continue to add shading and value to the piece until I’m finished. I try not to look at the picture as a whole but break it up into shapes and shading. Sometimes I will have to change the pictures slightly. For instance, for this one I took the sun glasses off one person. So I had 2 photos to merge together.
If you would like to purchase a graphite portrait, go to my etsy store. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/
I run competitions often on my Facebook and Instagram pages so please pop over and have a look.
I am now on Redbubble! You can get phone cases, hardcover notebooks and other things with my paintings on https://www.redbubble.com/people/chrissyturley
I hope you enjoyed seeing a step by step approach to my Graphite Portraits.
More hair today! Here is a little video of me in action. I was waiting for my son to finish play group. Luckily I bought my iPad and journal with me! I’m loving hair, it takes time and concentration but it’s very rewarding when you have the finished product! Ignore the sound, kids were playing, cars were coming in and out and women were yapping!
To check out the paintings and sketches I have for sale go to my etsy store https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist
To join in on the competition to win a free print, go to my Facebook page and view the pinned post! https://www.facebook.com/chrissyturleyartist. To get sneak peeks on what I’m up to follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chrissyturley30
Who would like to win a FREE print? To celebrate the launch of my Facebook page I’m giving away 1 free print of a painting or graphite sketch. The winner will be able to choose one print of ANY of my pieces in my Etsy store. I will ship to anywhere in the world.
To enter tag a friend who you think deserves some extra love and tell me why. A winner will be chosen at random when I have reached 200 likes. Sharing my page or this post is not essential but will be greatly appreciated! You can tag as many people as you like.
T’s and C’s
1.To be eligible both you and the person tagged must like my Facebook page.
2.Offer excludes any custom portrait – painting or graphite
3.All prints will be roughly A4 size or slightly smaller. They will come unmounted on great quality paper. Ready for you to frame to your taste.
Check out your favourite Print in my store now – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist
Enter the draw on my Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/chrissyturleyartist
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