Saturday, September 01, 2018

charcoal and watercolour

Charcoal Drawing
Adding a second (and final) layer of watercolour
Some charcoal added to the shadow side

Last Tuesday's portrait night at Don Valley Art Club ended off our summer sessions just right. : )
I drew the model in charcoal, painted it with watercolour then brought it together with a layer of charcoal. The final charcoal, on the shadow side, didn't blend like I anticipated it would, I think because it was sitting on top of the watercolour. I like it, but I think it looks a bit 'rough' and I may save this technique for a male model next time. I'm happy that I played around and tried something different, which I guess is what it's all about...

8 comments:

  1. Your portraits in watercolor gets better and better.... This is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much Hilda. : ) Hope you have a wonderful creative summer. Cheers.

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  2. I am a portrait artist myself and I just love all your experiments!! This technique is especially interesting!!

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    1. Thanks so much for saying so. It’s nice to get comments from fellow artists who know the struggle. 💜🎨🙋🏻

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  3. Wow this is so nice ! A lovely lady, lots of personnality and well done! Bravo Nora.

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    1. Hi Helen!!! Thank you. Happy Painting to you! Enjoy. 🎨❣️

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  4. I really like this portrait at all 3 stages. The watercolor is lovely, but the charcoal work is wonderful too. Makes me want to try it!

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