Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Playing digital and more

Maybe I will practice  portraits of men this month - who knows what the muse will bring?!
Since we have the Masculine / Feminine theme over at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY in June it would be good. Here I had the idea to make a very  loose watercolor sketch on paper, make a photo of it and put a digital image on it .
I started out with this raw watercolor sketch

add this digital mask that I made from a photo of my hubby

and ended up with this at the end.

so funny to do it!
I will also link it to Kim Dellow's
Art it Friday - Show your face

Happy T-Day to my friends over at TSFT
I hope you are all well- my weight loss trip is still active-
but  runs not so well as I wish.

I drink a lot of fruit tea each day and that helps a bit !
Two big cans of tea each day! 
I mix up all the fruit teas I find

  my clip to hold the teabags together comes handy when I remove the teabags afterwards.

so far - so good

For  "Share your second look on the second" I want to show you 
my father-day's-cerealbox-canvas that I made last year
posted here:


  1. Das Gesicht Deines Mannes auf dem lustigen hintergrund ist einfach toll! Auch den Cereal Box mag ich sehr. Tolle Art 'from the masculine side' Heute. Dir einen schönen Tag mit viel Tee! Hugs, Valerie

  2. What a clever way to catch all those tea bags. I've never seen anything like it before. Your digital mask is amazing. I don't do digital, so I'm always impressed with it.

    I have to admit, that cereal box was a fabulous way to recycle a gift for Father's Day. I enjoyed the post, especially since you were a guest designer.

    Thanks for sharing your art, your Second on the 2nd, and your various teas with us for T this Tuesday. I really LIKE that clip thingy. Not sure where you got it, but I think it would come in handy.

  3. Terrific ideas on your art page today Susi and a great idea for the tea bags and the idea of making a lot at one time.

    The canvas is brilliant as well.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. What a spectacular effect you achieved with the portrait Susi! Love it!

  5. What a fun idea, the result looks fabulous!! Last years cereal box looks amazing too!

  6. wow what a great technique, it looks stunning!

  7. SPECTACULAR designs and techniques as always, I love seeing what you make.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  8. I like your fruit tea idea and I love the digital face; very clever. Happy T Day Susi :o))

  9. die mix-Idee für das Porträt deines mannes ist dir klasse gelungen, gefällt mir sehr!

  10. Wonderful masculine work Susi!! The fruit tea is a really good idea, I might give that a try! A great second look, love the cereal box canvas!! hugs :)

  11. Your man's face looks amazing!!! I really love it!!! it's great and I love the way you made the colours go in the right place, Very ARTSY!!! at the moment I'm very pleaed with my own women faces, I think man's faces will come next year, I'm olways later!!!


  12. deine werke sind einfach genial, susi! ich mag es, wie du alle möglichkeiten, die dir grad in den kram passen, nutzt! suuuuuper!
    halte durch bei deinem vorhaben, es geht bestimmt wieder zügig weiter nach einer kleinen pause vom/für den körper!
    bussis, tina

  13. Fab idea Susi,I really must try this digital stuff.
    Ooh your teabags look like a work of art on their own!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  14. Lovely seeing your Father's Day canvas (extra magic that it started as a cereal box too!).
    And your latest artwork is really fun for AJJ's new and exciting challenge.
    Great combination of your talents and cool having your dear husband in your art too.
    Wishing you a Happy T Day and Happy June liebe Susi
    p.s. Have you tried drinking a big glass of water about a half hour before your meals? It gives you a full feeling and it is easier to eat a little less. Keep up the good work.

  15. Dein Mann ist so klasse geworden, vor allen Dingen finde ich den Weg so spannend. Ganz toll. Aber auch deine zum Schluss gezeigte Seite ist wieder großartig. LG Ulrike

  16. So glad you mentioned AJJ...I had forgotten to pop over there for the June theme!
    Your digital mask of hubby is really cool. I might have to try making one myself.
    Happy T day!!

  17. I don't mix teas, but that clip looks perfect for the job! Happy T Tuesday :)

  18. What a clever idea to use digital with you painting! I really, really like the way your page tuned out.
    That tea clip looks like a handy tool to have.
    Happy T-day on the Second

  19. fantastic ideas all around here today Susi! LOVE your first piece with the digital edit of your hubby-I just may have to try it myself:):)

  20. Love the great layered face of your husband! watercolor and digital...who knew!? happy T day!

  21. That digital photo superimposed on the watercolor one is so cool! Both pictures gain immensely and it is hard to fathom how two such different faces will give you one coherent one! Excellent!

  22. Hallo Susi, bin endlich wieder zurück :)
    Habe mir die Freiheit einer "kleinen"
    Blogpause gegönnt :))
    Das Bild von Deinem Mann - also das
    ist echte Kunst! Das gefällt mir und ich
    muss das auch mal probieren :)

    Liebe Grüße
    Tinna ✐

  23. Aaah digital.. i'm so far behind the times.... but it looks like you are having fun. :) Happy Tday!! Hugs! deb

  24. Great art page, looks like a fun idea. Love the cereal box canvas too.
    Avril xx

  25. A very interesting technique Susi.

  26. What an original idea.
    What did hubby think of it?
    Brilliant the way you have combined the two and added extra.

  27. Liebe Susi, die Idee ist so super! Das Bild Deines Mannes sieht echt cool aus ... richtig abenteuerlich und verwegen kommt er da raus :) wie auf einem supercoolen Filmplakat für einen Abenteuerfilm!

  28. Love you you used your hubby's photo like you did. I've never seen a tea bag clip before. Cool! Happy T-Day! :)

  29. Fantastic art, a super idea to use a digital mask with your husbands photo. The cereal box canvas looks great as well.
    Yvonne xx

  30. Liebe Susi,
    das ist wieder eine Deiner wunderbaren Ideen, so kunstfertig umgesetzt. Eine tolle Idee und ein Ergebnis, das für sich spricht.

    Viele liebe Grüße zu Dir :) und Knuddel
    Deiner Erika

    PS: Oh, oh, oh, immer noch so tapfer mit Tee und gesunder Ernährung!! Meine Hochachtung ins Waldviertel, zu Dir. Bin auch noch dabei Gewicht zu reduzieren und bin auch noch begeistert :)

  31. Fantastic face! What a fun way to make it without painting the whole face. Thanks for sharing this technique. I am going to have to try it.

  32. Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful! I love your face and thank you for sharing your stages too, it is always inspirational to see the stages and processes. I am so glad you linked up to Show Your Face this week I do hope you will link up again, it would be great to see you. Thanks for the shout out too. Kx

  33. Love this loose scribble sketch. Great job!!! xox

  34. Love your art! Does it look like your hubby?


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