Week 3: 30 Faces / 30 Days

This week I can appreciate more and more the value of working daily.  So much so that I’ve signed up for an additional 30 days in March.

02 19 18 Day 15 300dpi

Day 15

Day 15’s model kept reminding me of the “Girl with the Pearl Earring”. I especially like how the hair is handled. I am getting better at rendering sculptural forms in watercolor.

02 20 18 Day 16 300dpi_edited-1

Day 16

Day 16 is one of my favorites. I really like the freshness  and loose execution of the hair. At the same time I really like the layers of crosshatching to build up color and form on the flesh.

02 21 18 Rev Day 17 300dpi

Day 17

I tried to stay looser in Day 17. The challenge here was the back lighting.

02 22 18 Rev Day 18 300dpi_edited-1

Day 18

Today’s tip was to speed up by working smaller … I tried smaller, in pencil, and worked just as long… Oh, well…

02 23 18 Day 19 300dpi

Day 19

So I tried that tip again with the fun photo provided for day 19, and was able to execute this quickly.

02 24 18 Day 19 20 300dpi

Day 20

On Day 20 I tried working exclusively in pure color washes,- no mixing on the palette. I like the translucence I got on the skin.  I think it captures the delicate skin tones of very fair redheads, so I am really pleased with this one.

02 25 18 Rev Day 21 300dpi

Day 2: Today was all about the shapes, – working in monochrome to eliminate the distraction of color. The model photo was in shades of red. I had to tone it down. I used a combo of rose madder and perylene green. {less irritating on the retinas}

So that was week 3. Looking forward to the first photo of week 4 in the a.m.



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