More practice! I forgot to drop a post it to cover her chest in the photo though. The original sketch: And then the painted version: So, ignore the itty bitty amount of underboob there. The lighting on this one was hard, and the eye really fought me.
Still at it! The sketch: And then, the painting with flash on the camera: The painting without flash: Skin tones aren't perfect, but I'm happy with this one.
A Sketch that Turned Out Well
I did some sketching over Christmas week, and I had one that turned out surprisingly well. Something about this one turned much better than my usual efforts. Something about the eyes maybe? Anyway, I'm proud of my efforts on this one, and I'll be painting it in gouache at some point along the way. *smile*
First Attempt at Gouache
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
Character Artwork Complete: Guess Who?
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
An In Progress Art Piece
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
More Art Practice
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
ITJFU: Sarah Renae Clark YouTuber
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
ITJFU: Temi Danso Art 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