I have been less than active on this site lately for many reasons, both personally and “artistically.” Hah! did I just write that? – artistically? Well: one reason is the wonderful workshop I took with Paul Jackson in October. This may not be the correct forum to post this photo, but you have all been so supportive, and when I look at the […] View
Took a break from the daily prompts to finish this portrait of my cousin Seden. Learned quite a bit from this one including the reminder to start off with a darker wash. If anything, her face in the Reference photo is redder from the reflected sunlight. 20180518_181324
Thank you Sandra. There is much I both like and dislike about the hair! But I am glad I managed to get the different colors in there. Since I am very “concrete” it is hard for me to let go of the original photo ref. So I have to keep reminding myself, it does Not have to be the same. : )
Thank you Rod! Nothing was scratched. I used masking fluid, some to save the white of the paper, and some to save the lightest of the original yellow gold I laid down as a wash – I thought the latter was very clever of me. ; ) But my Pebeo drawing gum pen has not been working since I lost its cap (!) and the Fineline Resist Pen I am unable to use without first leaving a blob at the beginning of a line…have to practice more. Just realizing I could start “drawing” with it on a piece of paper placed adjacent to the spot to be drawn on the painting .It took me forever to “fix” the strands of hair to try to make them finer and to eliminate some of the blobs. Thought I had ruined the painting. I bought a special fountain type pen on which one can change the width of the tip, dip in the resist, and draw. Now ask me if I know where I placed it! : )
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