Portrait

Portrait, Step 3 Really happy with how this is coming along. One of the things I love about watercolor is how many different elements (colors!) can be combined, especially in skin tones. Up close, there’s a rainbow, but from farther out, there’s just a beautiful, saturated skin color. Just a little farther!

Sepia Ink

Still working on building up the layers of this piece, adding the linework (which I was rather proud of) back in with sepia ink, and then I’ll work back into the colors after!

In progress!

In progress!

In progress!

Continuing to work on this piece, and I’m excited about the colors. The trouble I’m having right now is that the watercolor actually slides around on this particular wet media board, and I’m not sure its giving the effect I wanted. Next, I plan to draw into it with some ink, and then make the color even richer with graphitint pencils.

Layering in color!

Layering in color!

Welcome to my site!

Hello Visitors!

I’ll just start by saying that I am by no means a blogger, so bear with me! My goal is to share the process of my work here, and give a new viewpoint on the magic of portrait work. At the moment, I’m experimenting with watercolor, working with different techniques and different materials. One of my favorite artists is Alphonse Mucha, and in order to learn more from him, I reference his work often in my own.

Here is a new piece, starting with the linework! I pulled together several reference images for the position I wanted, the flowers, hair, etc. Learning how to mix watercolor, graphitint pencils, and some ink work.

Line work for a new piece, 11x14 inches

Line work for a new piece, 11×14 inches