These were really fun to make! I was looking through the Sunday paper when I came across a J.C. Penney's ad and something about the model's pose and facial expression struck me as unusual and perfect for using in my ATC's. I don't know why I liked these better than the ones in fashion magazines... something about them!!! Maybe an attitude????
The very first one that I made, the boy with the green tie, I hated and almost tore it to shreds but from past experience I learned that everything can be fixed with a little gesso and new paint. At first the background was too dark so the gesso helped to lighten it up quite a bit...it was a plus that some of the underlying color bled through the gesso and tinted it so that I didn't need to recolor the background...I just doodled over the top with Gelly Roll pens. I also didn't particularly like the painted tie but now I think that the tie is what really makes it interesting.
The backgrounds were left-overs from making stenciled inky journals or from failed art work and the doodles were made using Gelly Roll pens and my fave, a white Signo Unaball pen.
Until next time!