Orange socks-watercolor sketch. In the interest of better perspective, I should have blurred or lifted the color from the hard line on the bottom of the coat, behind her feet. It’s something I’ll remember next time.
Kiss kiss winter good-bye!
A little muddier than I’d like. Here’s J.
A good-natured, early morning, pop in the teeth, just out of bed, ten minute portrait! Nope, nobody I know. Really. Only loosely based on someone I know. Nope, not telling. She’s pure fiction. Such fun watching her materialize! BTW, not talking about my teeth. They stay put.
This image will be showing up again changed, in my new series. The darks are blue + it’s complement-orange. A flick of isopropyl alcohol to create the interest in the hair. Here is it with no digital interference,
Fantasy drama with a little digital intervention.
A quick one called The Lecture.
A sketch/painting of Dianne.
For those interested in process, above is the finish. Below is the entire composition before I worked to my satisfaction. I enjoy lifting the color to refine the painting. I may refine the finish a little more, but I will wait a day or two to see it with new eyes. The only downside of …
A belated Halloween salute. The model is a dear artist friend, although this is not a portrait. This sketch is based on a photo by photographer Scott Groller.
Something Dark is happening in faerie.
This is creature week. They are sullen and unnerving, sporting giant ears. I have no idea why. I tweaked digitally, just a little bit.
It’s no secret that I very much enjoy painting drippy watercolor figures. Most of you also know that I don’t much enjoy painting figures in a scene. Clearly, I need to push myself a bit, so here’s a comfortable compromise. It’s a drippy magical creature (below) digitally manipulated to soar within a scene…of sorts.
A little tighter than the watercolor sketches I’ve been making lately, but still a no plan gestural sketch.
An exultant rainbowed feline!
An adorable blue-haired demon child, pressed up against your screen door, demanding sweet treats! Happy Halloween!
Only had time for one this week. Fantasy has been the theme lately so here she comes, a drippy fey.
This week’s Watercolor Wed. was fun! Approximately two minute sketches. Simply a dip into color, a smash of brush tip and drag to get the drawing down. Add color into wet and it’s done. This is the order in which they happened. -The last one is my favorite-