Category Archives: Drawing characters

Acrylic Painting of Beach Babes – More Quirky Ladies

I have just completed a new painting. It is an acrylic painting with a collaged background. This is branching out for me as I usually do faces not bodies. But I must say I did enjoy it and I am pleased with the final result.

The idea for the ladies just sprang into my head and I couldn’t wait to make a start. I wasn’t sure if they would be a success. It was a little out of my comfort zone. I often find that the ideas in my head do not generally turn out the same in the end result. But I was splendidly pleased with the outcome.

First I sketched out a couple of Quirky Ladies in my sketch pad and once I was happy with them I drew them out again on my 12 inch square piece of wood that I had previously gessoed in preparation.

I collaged the background areas avoiding the drawn centre area. Then I painted the ladies and the background with acrylic paints.


Lovely ladies I am very happy with you. I may have to paint another.



Sketching Quirky Portraits

I am still away from my art studio and only have limited supplies with me. So, I am having to console myself with sketching quirky portraits with pencil in my tiny sketchbook. 

Now I can’t wait to get back to my art supplies so that I can collage some large backgrounds and transform these gals with some paint and colour.




Painting Whimsical Portraits

Well I just had to paint another big eyed girl. I love painting whimsical portraits. They are a little bit addictive and I do love whimsy!

Big eyed girl painted on canvas with acrylics

So now I have a set of three.

Set of three big eyed girls painted on 8" canvas with acrylicsNow I wonder if there is any improvement? I painted them in the order 2nd, 3rd, 1st (left to right). What do you think? Have you a preference? Have I improved? Please leave me a comment and let me know which one you like the best. It would be interesting to get some feedback on my progress.