My kindle was out of juice, so I didn't have my reference photos and ended up snagging a photo off the shelves to paint. I turned out all right, but something went horribly wrong with mom's face, as evidenced by my husband saying 'is that supposed to be your mom?'. *facepalm* Plus the gouache is … Continue reading First Attempt at Gouache
First of all, here's a close up of the eyes. If you're one of the five people who have read my book, you can try guessing. Did you guess... one of the twins? It's Rowan! The lovely artists at Unreal Studio Works have finished another character art piece from the set I ordered waaaaay back … Continue reading Character Artwork Complete: Guess Who?
Obviously, this piece isn't done, but I wanted to show progress on my current piece. I laid down marker first, and now I'm working over it with Prisma color pencils. A close up of the mostly finished face. You can especially see here that her hair and the background aren't done, as well as the … Continue reading Artwork Update
The art I've been doing can take anywhere between 10 and 40 hours depending on the complexity. So, this piece isn't done yet, but I have some in progress photos to look at. First, the reference, with her bare chest covered. From Studio Grafit. The sketch on printer paper: Obviously, I'm going full on mermaid … Continue reading An In Progress Art Piece
I've been enjoying my new method of working with colored pencils, so here's another piece for you to enjoy. First, the reference art. She is NOT nude, but it looks that way if you squint, so apologies. From Studio Grafit. The sketch. I draw it on cheap paper so it doesn't damage the nice paper, … Continue reading More Art Practice
On the subject of colored pencil portraits, I found this YouTuber to be exceedingly helpful in learning to properly use my colored pencils. She covers a lot of techniques and what different solvents might do for blending, and she explains the differences between oily and waxy pencils as well as their strengths and flaws. She … Continue reading ITJFU: Sarah Renae Clark YouTuber
If you're at all interested in realistic colored pencil portraits, this is the YouTuber for you! She's charming and gracious and her artwork is amazing! She tries out and rates several skin tone sets as well as includes all of her materials for you so you can see what she's using to make her portraits. … Continue reading ITJFU: Temi Danso Art YouTuber
Another mixed media art practice. These are all photos, no scans, so the final reflects light a little. The reference photo from Studio Graffit on my photo frame. It's propped up on the easel my husband got me a little while back. I've free handed a sketch of the photo on printer paper, and I've … Continue reading Mixed Media Try Number Two
So, this is my first attempt at marker with colored pencils over them. It's from a black and white printout because I couldn't get my computer to fit on my desk. I ordered a cheap digital photo frame though so that should help with colors in the future. This is a photograph, not a scan, … Continue reading Practice in Mixed Media
I wanted to try painting watercolors from tubes, so I went and snagged all of my mom's watercolors and those of mine I left at her house. Hers... say watercolor on one side and tempra on the other so I don't know what, exactly, to think. I pulled the whites because lead - also because … Continue reading Watercolors?