Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Art Journal Journey - Moo Mania & More

We start a new theme - MASCULINE - over at

 And of course I came up with a masculine face.

  FACE No. 101
I used my Pentel Brush, the Stabilo Mark It All and a waterbrush for this portrait on (24 x 17 cm) 9,5 x 6,7 inches watercolorpaper.

we start  our  new theme for June  today,
we have a special  hostess this month - the super talented artist

and she has chosen 


as our topic for this month since she

loves to create mixed-media layered with maps

 As a starter to this month's theme I put the portrait digital on an old free map of New York to fit the topic.

I hope to see you at the Challenge Blogs!
Always great to visit the blogs of the participants and see all the different styles and art
they all come up with! That's always inspiring for me and I enjoy it very much!

Happy Day!


  1. Lovely face, reminds me of my brother when he was younger!. Have a fun month with the challenges, hugs, Valerie

  2. Wonderful portrait Susi, beautifully drawn xxx

  3. *wow*
    das ist ja toll das Portait selbst schon aber mit dem Hintergund wird es noch wirkungsvoller!
    Klasse ausgedacht!
    Schönen Tag wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  4. Goodness, Susi. You just keep making these wonderful faces, and the man is wonderful. I especially like how you show the tools you used to create him. I really like the shading.

    That was a great way to incorporate both of these challenges. I like that you used New York, too. Both are incredible.

    Hope you are having a great day.

  5. Wonderful face Susi and so clever how you used it for both challenges

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. What an amazing face Susi, and I love how you have digitalised it and placed it over the map!!

  7. Oh this is superb Susi! Happy new month! :)
    Suchi xx

  8. Wirklich beeindruckend, wie du mit ein paar Linien und ein bisschen Wasser ein solch ausdrucksstarkes Portrait erschaffst, der mir pur, ohne Landkarten besser gefällt!
    Beide Themen sind toll. Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

  9. This is gorgeous Susi. I love how you added the map to the background. He's a very handsome guy. Hugs-Erika

  10. How wonderful Susi!! Love the shading, so handsome! Hope you had a great week, I am just catching up with everyone today. hugs :)

  11. Hach toll!! Und wieder einmal überraschend anders--- sehr männlich. Kantiger, härter..
    sehr gut!
    LG susa

  12. You are off to a nice masculine start to June with your handsome fellow liebe Susi.
    You are so right about me being excited about maps.
    I collect them and enjoy creating with them AND this AJJ challenge will help keep me going in my travel journal.
    The NYC map is a nice addition to your drawing.
    Happy June oxo

  13. Love it, he is a good looking man x

  14. Das gefällt mir unheimlich gut! Ein echtes Kunstwerk Susi!
    Lieber Gruß, Anne

  15. Brilliant Susi,men's faces are sooooo hard to draw....that's why I don't lol
    Donna xx

  16. Wonderful portrait Susi, and a great new theme! x

  17. Love the subtle colors and juxtaposition of the portrait and map! Brilliant! Thank you for inviting me to be hostess of AJJ! I'm thrilled! Hugs!

  18. great masculine face and clever way to work it for two challenges too:)

  19. Wow I love how loose this face is and great idea with the digital map. I sat trying to figure that out... Impressive piece...I do love the looser work! Really beautiful masculine face!

    Hugs Giggles

  20. Handsome art, so simple yet so much to see.


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