Sookie Sachs

Owner, Stellar and Stark Digital Designs

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Gargle Girl, Sick Eye, and Smooshy Face Tell a Tale of Woe (Ok - it really isn't that bad)

FINAL PROJECT

Another bizarre art project by Sookie. I crack myself up.  I know, I know... I am too easily amused.  I haven't done a hands-on art project in a while so I really enjoyed making these little guys. Thanks a bunch, Nicole for introducing me to Klee! :-)  His artwork has a fun feel to it. I am now a fan.

Please read on... I have made notes on how I accomplished each little work of art.

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BACKGROUND

Notes from a couple days ago: So... I am not feeling well.  I've been sick for the past couple days - this is the first day in a while since I felt like sitting upright for any length of time. Feeling like YUCK! has been on my mind so my Paul Klee inspirations all remind me of my present state of health.

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The first inspiration is Masque de (Jeune)=Comédien, 1924.

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He or she looks like they have been put through the ringer.  I haven't felt like doing my hair or makeup so I actually look a lot like this person.  My hair is standing on end and my eyes are swollen.  I feel green too! LOL.  

Here is my preliminary sketch - I used only the top of the nose and the left eye.  

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Final artwork, Sick Eye, 2016 by Sookie Sachs

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HOW THIS WAS MADE

3" x 3" canvas, Liquitex Acrylic Paint, and paint brushes, Prismacolor Geranium marker, Generic Oil Pastels (no color names given - sorry!)

Painted layer of Raw Umber over entire canvas, including sides

Mixed Cadmium Red Light Hue, Cadmium Orange Hue, and White to create light peach color for eye and brow area.  I painted this area after the Raw Umber layer dried.

Mixed Raw Umber, Light Green, and Brilliant Yellow Green for Green areas.  I painted these areas next.

When dry, I used Naphthol Red for the eye lines.  

When The artwork was dry, I used generic oil pastels in 3 different shades green over the green areas to give dimension.  I also used 2 shades orange to go over orange areas.  

I finished my piece with a Prisma art marker in Geranium red to define the red lines of the eye.

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My second inspiration is Was fehlt ihm? (What’s the Matter with Him?), 1930

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I chose this piece because the title made me laugh and I can relate - my title should be What's the matter with her?  I too feel like a giant head on legs.  Gah!  Why am I sick in the summer??

Here is my preliminary sketch - 

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Final artwork, Smooshy Face! Huh?, 2016 by Sookie Sachs

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HOW THIS WAS MADE

3" x 3" canvas, Liquitex Acrylic Paint, and paint brushes, Prismacolor Geranium marker, Generic Oil Pastels (no color names given - sorry!), Black India Ink Pen - bold

Painted layer of Raw Umber over entire canvas, including sides

Mixed Unbleached Titanium, Raw Umber, and Cadmium Red to make flesh color.  Paint flesh colored areas first.

Mixed Raw Umber, Light Green, and Brilliant Yellow Green for Green area.  I painted this area next.

When dry, I used Naphthol Red for the lips.

I used Mars Black for the black lines and pupils.

I used Titanium White for the whites of the eyes.

When The artwork was dry, I used generic oil pastels in 3 different shades green over the green areas to give dimension.  I also used white to go over flesh area.  

I finished my piece with a Prisma art marker in Geranium red to define the red of the lips.

I used black india ink marker to add more definition to the black paint lines.

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My third inspiration piece is Dame Démon, 1935.  I think it looks like a lady gargling which goes well with my flu symptoms.

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Here is my preliminary sketch - I concentrated on the woman's face (the gargle!!) - 

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Final project, Gargle Girl, 2016 by Sookie Sachs

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HOW THIS WAS MADE

3" x 3" canvas, Liquitex Acrylic Paint, and paint brushes, Prismacolor Geranium marker, Generic Oil Pastels (no color names given - sorry!), Black India Ink Pen - bold

Painted layer of Raw Umber over entire canvas, including sides

Mixed Unbleached Titanium, Raw Umber, and Cadmium Red to make flesh color.  Paint flesh colored areas first.

Mixed Raw Umber, Light Green, and Brilliant Yellow Green for Green areas.  I painted these areas next.

Next mixed Cadmium Red Light Hue, Cadmium Orange Hue to make red hair area.

Used Quinacridme (sp??) magenta for the purple color.

When dry, I used Naphthol Red for the lips and added more definition with a Prisma art marker in Geranium Red to define the lips.

I used Mars Black for the black lines and eye.

I used Titanium White for the whites of the eyes.

When The artwork was dry, I used generic oil pastels in 3 different shades green over the green areas to give dimension.  I also used white to go over flesh area.  I used black over the purple areas.

I finished this project by going over the black lines again with a India Ink pen - bold.

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All done!

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