Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Decorating men /Mannen versieren

Did you draw on people's faces in magazines when you were young?  I did. And not always to their advantage I'm afraid ... On flawless faces I drew pimples, hairy warts, silly glasses and moustaches and I blackened many a teeth...

I saw some pictures of girls decorating (and this time really decorating) faces of top models and I remembered the fun of changing a face to your liking and fantasy...
Now wouldn't it be nice to do that to the picture of a man? So......
I looked one up and cut him out of his ad and glued him in my journal.  He looked as if he could do with some fantastic attire...


I told him not to worry while I dabbed around his pretty face with a sponge with some gesso. That gave him a mysterious look and made him sink away nicely into my paper. Feeling really in charge now I added some swirls to his already good looks and he seemed to like it. 
Now I dared to give him some straight-out-of-the-forest colours, adding wild curls and tattooing his face. You can tell that he loved it. 

Couldn't resist adding an ironic comment : Oh look what was inside my frog!