She Thinks Positive: Video

Just a quick one… This is girl number 43 in my journal. I did not post 40-42 yet, but as I recorded a video of this one, let it be her today:

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Yesterday I did two faces in She Thinks Positive Journal. The first one I do not like so much:

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What I like about her is her expression, sad and pensive. I tried to draw an ear, which did not really work quite well. Not surprising at all because I never draw ears. The next one I like better:

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I tried to do the nose in a different way and I think it’s a success. At least I like it much better than the previous style of noses I did, so I will stick to it in the future. I worked a lot on the eyes and that also worked well I think. So, two lessons learned on this one, which is quite a success. What I do not like are her eyebrows. I was so concentrated on the eyes that I simply did not pay attention and they became too strong and went out into her hair. I am thinking about filming one of these girls, maybe tomorrow if the light will be good.

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Yesterday was a great day. I did another girl in She Thinks Positive Journal and I liked her.

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It was also a beautiful sunny day and I went to the town with my mother. We had a coffee in a cafe at the main square and set outside as it was gorgeous sun and rather warm. Then we had a walk next to the river and then an ice cream on our way back.

Today it’s again sunny and very warm. I went for a run and now I am back to my home office. It’s a working day today, but it’s fine, because there are only three days until weekend 🙂

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Here is a quick update in She Thinks Positive Journal:

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I am happy how this one turned out, all facial features being more or less where they should 🙂

It’s the last day of our long weekend, and I did my morning run in the sun. It was cold but beautiful. It’s still sunny and I am heading out for a walk in the town with my mother. Maybe a coffee if we find a nice place, who knows…

She Thinks Positive Update: 34-35

It’s time for She Thinks Positive Journal update. I have two girls done over the weekend. I am not too pleased with how they turned out but I am reminding myself that this journal is supposed to be totally imperfect. So here they are:



It’s a lovely sunny Monday and I enjoy it even more because it’s part of a long weekend. We are free until Wednesday. I will travel today, so I better get packing. Have a great Monday!

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I am continuing my work on house doodle, but in the meantime she wanted my attention:


It looks like a nice sunny Saturday. I already finished my food shopping and ritual breakfast and coffee outing. I am just having a small rest and then will head out for a run. Didn’t mean to go running today, but the day is too good not to use it to be in the sun as long as possible. Have a great Saturday!

She Thinks Positive Journal: 26 October

There is this lady I painted actually last week, but it patiently waited its turn to be blogged about:

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I used a reference photo online for shading, that’s why it is a bit unusual. I quite like the hair and background kind of merging together. I used watercolor and colored pencils on gessoed background. I like how watercolor behaves on gesso – it’s very forgiving, stays wet longer, does not get absorbed and can be lifted easily. Very handy if you make a lot of mistakes 🙂

It’s Wednesday, which means that less than a half of working week is left to face, which is always a nice feeling. The weather is warm, it was raining last night and this morning everything smells like dry leaves. The air is clean and it would be beautiful to take a long walk in a forest. Alas, I am closed in my office, using my lunch break to write my blog. Yes, I know, it could be worse…