Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Watercolor Portrait - adding more undertones

I’m moving along adding more undertones of the skin and the pier itself. I’m pretty happy with it so far, having spent about 7 hours total, including the pencil sketches.

I expect the next post you see will be the one where I’ll want to give up and start something new. It always goes that way! I start with a good idea for a painting. I paint along until it just looks awful! Then, if I don’t give up, but continue painting, it begins to take shape and turns out fine. We’ll see!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Watercolor Portrait a little progress

I’ve added a little pure Cerulean blue, thinned with a lot of water for the lightest parts of the water.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Watercolor Portrait – Under the Pier

I’ve started a new portrait painting here. And I’ll show you my step-by-step progress. After sketching the image lightly with #2 pencil I began lightly laying in basic colors.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Kitty Character Sketches for Watercolor

Hmmm...What kind of kitty shall I create for my story?

Well, I like the white one but the black one looks a little like a monkey. I’ll keep trying!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year Watercolor Illustrations - Baby Birds

Happy New Year everyone! It’s been so long, I hope I remember how to post! Personal commitments and many changes have brought us to 2010. I am optimistic that this will be a very good year!

I’m working on development of characters for a children’s book here. Not sure I like these.

Back to the drawing board!