I’ve started working on the painting that I showed you all a few blog posts ago. I’m still trying to use a subtler approach with the paint and I like the softer effect that I’m seeing. Here is what it looked like as a line drawing:
And here’s what it looks like with a few layers of paint:
I always marvel how different a line drawing looks after a bit of paint is added!
I’m experimenting with different colour schemes in my paintings nowadays so that I can practise colour mixing and using some colours that I’m not used to. I started to notice that I was using a lot of the same colours in a lot of my paintings and I want to change it up a bit now. Her hair and the background will be getting the colour mixing treatment so I hope it turns out well.
I’m happy with how this one is going so far and I’ll be starting on the other soon too.
Thanks for reading!
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Remember this painting? I think I’m doing well with it and it’s fun trying out new techniques for different results. I’ve been dabbing the paint on like I learned to do in a watercolour class years ago and I’m using water in such a way that I can see the qualities of the paint more.
I just have to remember not to go overboard and leave the bits alone that don’t need anything doing to them! It’s good to reign myself in a bit as I think that I’m learning to control the paint more as I go along.
This has been a good exercise for me and it feels like I’m rediscovering the different ways that watercolour medium can be used. Just as a reminder, here’s what the painting looked like previously:
and this is what it looks like now:
She’s looking quite a bit different now isn’t she? I think she looks a bit like she’s been having her makeup done! What do you think?
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