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Sophie 2. Watercolour portrait.

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    1. stevekiddart Post author

      Thank you, it was a lot harder than I thought it would be and the result is a looooong way from where I want to to be.
      Not that I needed an excuse but I’m going to have to practice, practice, practice !!

        1. stevekiddart Post author

          I think it has helped for sure.
          Going straight to paint from being a total beginner would be a longer process without the drawing and the ink work that came before.
          In my opinion, plain old drawing is still the most important art skill. I’ve slacked off it lately so I would really like to reintroduce it back into the regular schedule.

    1. stevekiddart Post author

      Thanks Jacob, it was the skintones which caused me issues.
      I wasn’t able to do any really subtle shading – I would like to blame the paper which isn’t watercolour paper at all. The pigment soaked in immediately and couldn’t be spread around.
      Now, I could blame the paper, but as I chose that paper it’s still me that’s to blame. Lesson learnt, and the first thing to change on the next attempt πŸ˜€

    1. stevekiddart Post author

      Thank you Norma, I think the photo actually makes it look slightly better than close up in real life.
      It’s usually the opposite I find but I suspect my camera phone detected a face and improved the skin tone maybe…
      I should be glad it was recognised as a face 😁

      1. Norma

        Haha! I know what you are saying. It happens. The camera does funny things on its own.
        Nevertheless, enjoyed the outcome. πŸ™‚

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