The dream-catcher was my starting point and it ended up in a portrait done in mixed media. When I look at her some might think she is the dream !

Thinking beauty

To continue this series of mixed-media girls with tattoos, I had to buy 1 particular pencil from the polychromos Faber Castell range to get that very specific blue that you often see on tattoos, namely, dark indigo. As these pencils are quite expensive it is great to buy them individually if you happen to have a small standard set.

Queen Bee

I was thinking of using tattoos to give a story line to my mixed media girls. The bee was the start to this process, mixing collage and tattoo design. It was tricky to make a design fit the shape of the arm and at the same time rather fun .I used pastels acrylics collage for the head band and painted over it to make the pleats more realistic… Queen bee in honey colours..