Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sultry Eyes and Pretty Girls

I finally spent some time watching the Suzi Blue videos I downloaded from her La Petit Dolls online tutorial almost a year ago. Suzi's work is not only uplifting in theme and color choice but I find her to be a down to earth woman with a caring style. She will dare you to release the inner critic and learn to embrace the artist within.

While on a cruise last October, I came across this image included in one of the ship's newsletters. Her eyes are so gorgeous that I simply had to find a way to recreate this look in my pretty girl drawings. Using the techniques presented by Suzi, I set forth to create drawings of pretty girl faces that not only reflected my own style but could be used to replace the vintage images that now appear on my paper dolls.

I believe this drawing captures the look I was going for. Look for more drawings like this to appear both on my paper dolls and on collage sheets for use in your creative works.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I think you captured it perfectly!


Sheila :-)

Jennifer Swan Hopkins said...

Oh how daring that face it, just perfect!

You know I am always delighted every time I come visit you. I am glad you're busy and enjoying the summer. I've been creating pieces too and not blogging much at all. But I did want to touch base and invite you over.

My new blog site is up - Yippee! Please come visit. I now have my fabulous finished faerie boxes listed in a post - they are just yummy, go have a look; )

Remember, I am now at so please change any links you may have!


mollye said...

Hi I just found your blog and I can't wait to visit and spend lots of time. Love it.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello there!

What a perfectly lovely face you have drawn. :0) so pure and fancyfree!


Amy said...

Your blog is just so lovely. This is my first visit, but I will definitely be back! The face drawing is just perfect. Isn't it great to work on a certain look and finally come to something that will transform your art? Love it.

Please stop by my blog anytime too..I love artistic visitors. Amy :)

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Thank you so much girls. I am glad you like her. Now, I just need to practice some more so I can make these eyes every time. (tee hee :)

Hugs! =D

The Artful Paper Doll said...


I tried to visit you but when I click your name is says your profile is not available. I would love to come have a visit. Let me know where you blog is. Thank you for popping in.