Friday, May 30, 2008

So What Do You Think?


Painting for the kit is finished! I took close up photos of the process, step by step as I used each new medium to create a new layer. Im writing out the instructions now - going through my notes off the top of my head I dont even know how many layers there are there are so many. I dig it. It came out pretty. Im going to have prints available for sale as well of it, and of the others I create. Get your juices wanting to make layers with me. And this kit is totally doable. Everything is shown in a straightforward simple manner. Just stick with it take your time and you can have an elegantly shaded face and a build up of layers you are happy with.

35 comments:

KayakChickee said...

I like it! This sounds like a great kit for a new artist or even a seasoned artist that may be new to the whole mixed media thing (like me). Of course, even if two people do the same exact kit, it will look different. I think you've got a great idea here.

Eveline said...

This close up looks amazing! Can I be a pain though and say that 'Suzi Blu told me too' should be 'Suzi Blu told me to'? Unless you don't mean 'Suzi Blu told me to do this' but 'Suzi Blu also told me' ;)

Carol said...

Suzi, I am so excited that you will be passing on your art knowledge. I know you always have, but this pushes it to even greater heights. You have been such an encouragement to those of use who are hungry to bring art into our lives. I hope all your dreams come true, as you are helping our dreams come true.

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ktbelle said...

i cant wait to get started!!!

crafty said...

wow...........suzi, thanx so much for dedicating so much time to us wanna be suzi blu's.
hugs
crafty in italy

Nina said...

Sue - are you still going to do a simultaneous class for others who want to draw their own "girl"? Or should we all do this one to learn your layers techniques?

Lyn said...

I think i can't wait to buy a kit. Love your work and am looking forward to experiencing your process.

suzi blu said...

Nina - I am going to have an online class beginning August first. You can start registering July first. The class is different than the kit in that you will be learning how to draw your own faces and also we will be burning them into wood and beeswaxing. The kit is done on watercolor paper and is mainly to learn layering techniques. There is also no beeswax in the paper kit.

Does that make sense? Classes will be about layering too but first two weeks are about creating your own figures.

I dig doing this, can I just tell you. It feels sooo wonderful!

Julie Ayotte said...

Very nice! I really like how she came out and like the background, too. Yummy layers.

mccabe said...

i love it too!
when will they be on sale?

:)

with love,
mccabe x

Moonsown said...

Suz, these are very cool! I know at least three friends who will want them...

redpearl said...

We are so diggin that you are diggin this! I'm anxious to get one of the kits and I sure hope to sign up for your class, too!

DeeDee said...

Will I be able to follow along with the kit people if I get my own watercolour paper and draw my own girl? I can't wait until August, I want to play now!

I am like kayakchickee, a seasoned artist new to mixed media.

I want to do the class and the watercolour paper girl and the board book! Please, please, please.

holidayvalerie said...

oooohh! Looks wonderful I can't wait to get a kit and start!!!Hope you will make more --maybe with fur babies kittys dogs bunnies I would love that thanks suzi for making the kit for us newbies!

holidayvalerie said...

oooohh! Looks wonderful I can't wait to get a kit and start!!!Hope you will make more --maybe with fur babies kittys dogs bunnies I would love that thanks suzi for making the kit for us newbies!

crazierinreallife said...

OK, I am so dying for a kit!!!! this is the coolest

BLAH said...

I can't wait to order a kit! :)

Jerdleluvsjapan said...

Suzi:

The kit sounds wonderful and the fact that you're digging doing it so much makes it even more special. So many artists are so hush hush about their techniques that it's so refreshing to see an artist who is so willing to share, not only her work but even more importantly, her heart. Thanks to you, Suzi Blu!

crzy-boss said...

I have to do this. When can we order a kit?????? Can't wait. Thanx Suzi for being so talented and wanting to share.

Renee said...

The best thing about you Suzi is your willingness to share and educate everyone. I'm loving it!

CarrieEllen ArtStudio said...

What A good idea!

nollyposh said...

Suzi, Suzi, Suzi... Can't wait, can't wait!!! XoX

Jessica said...

oh, i can't wait!!

Iris said...

Just stick with it take your time and you can have an elegantly shaded face and a build up of layers you are happy with.

WOOHOO!! That's gonna be so awesome! I admire your zeal and dedication Suzi

Chi said...

*squeee* This looks and sounds so good! My fingers are already itching to get started. *squeee*

Huggles from an overexcited Chi.

Donna said...

Oh, I want a kit!! What a fantastic idea! =) I want the class, too! =)

ishthya said...

Sounds good Suzi!

Annika said...

Love it! I`m ready ;)

SisterJulia said...

You're a star Suzi
My hat is off to you again...you're a constant reminder of how scrumptious life can be when we go for it.

Big hugs and congratulations on yet another gift.

DazzleDreamer said...

OH, Suzi, Suzi,Suzi! What a wonderful heart you have to share your art with us! Can't wait to but a kit and delve into those lucious layers, layers and YES.... MORE LAYERS!
Save me a kit!!!!!!

DazzleDreamer said...

oops! I MEANT BUY a kit...don't no where THAT came from!

Susanne said...

*ZOMG*! I want to have one! Now!! I love this idea and I love layers and I LOVE your art!

Marcia Hamelijnck said...

I just saw your you tube clip about the kit. I want one, I want one! Where can I order? Or am I too late.........

Marcia
(a Dutchie)

eM said...

SUZI IS A SHAM