Mixed Media Girls Book by Suzi Blu: Drawing, Painting, and Fanciful Adornments from Start to Finish
Growing out of her popular online workshops and videos, Mixed Media Girls with Suzi Blu takes you step by step through the process of drawing a folk art and stylised girl’s face.
You will learn to create simple, balanced features and add shading with coloured pencils and paint. From there, you will learn how to draw the rest of the figure and put it into a unique, textured, mixed-media background.
- Learn to design costumes and personalities for your girls and adapt them to fit your own artistic style.
- Create vivid, exciting backgrounds by layering paint, collaging with fabric, carving beeswax, distressing wood, and building up texture with mediums and pastes.
8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches, 128 pages, soft cover.
About the author:
Known for her quirky videos and down to earth style, Suzi Blu is a leader in teaching art to women all over the world through her online school Les Petit Academy. She lives in a gypsy cottage in San Diego, California with her best pet friends Gigi Rainbow Sparkle and Finnegan Glitter Sunshine Magic. She encourages everyone to be an artist. Visit her blog at http://suziblu.typepad.com.
I purchased the book not only to learn mixed media, but to also learn how to create the “fairy-like” quality you see in her paintings. Her art reminds me of the art of other artists that I admire including the art of Stephen Mackey which you can see in Jane Yolen’s book, The Fairies’ Ring. I am very excited with this book and can’t wait to get started learning how to do mixed media and create beautiful art.
Absolutely fantastic book! Lots of great new techniques to learn, and the photos are just stunning. I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in painting, mixed media, or if you just enjoy beautiful books! 🙂