Friday, April 20, 2012

4th Breadth

7 x 9

This is my 4th Breadth.  I used pencil for this piece.  This is a picture I took of my friend Grace.  You can view her blog here:  I used an old vintage hat to give her a 1930’s look.  I drew her hair with different shades of pencil to give depth and value to her hair. After drawing her face and hair, I used a kneaded eraser to create the netting of the hat.  After erasing the netting, I darkened the diamond shapes to make them more visible on her face.  The highlights in her hair point towards her face which is the focal point of this piece.  The shadows of her face also gives her form. I really loved drawing this piece of art.  The white diamonds were interesting to draw and I’m happy with the outcome of this piece.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Breadth 3

Tangled in Colors 
'' x "

For this breadth, I used watercolor and pencil. First I did a contour drawing of my friend Dallas.  You can find her blog here,  I then transferred my drawing, using a light box, onto watercolor paper, which I had soaked for ten minutes and dried using paper towels. Before painting over the pencil, I practiced on a small piece of watercolor paper to make sure the pencil wouldn’t smear.   After transferring my drawing, I picked the colors I wanted to use for this piece and began painting.  I decided to have a little fun with the painting by mixing reds and yellows and flicking paint from the brush, using my finger, to give it a splattered effect.   This was a quick piece of art to do and allows you to have a good time while painting.  I encourage everyone to play around and paint with watercolor.  You won’t regret it! 

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