Monday, May 30, 2011

Painting: Tara

I finished this in April, but cleared off my desk for some educational publishing work, and pretty much forgot all about it. 

This is Linda Thorson as Tara King in The Avengers. The original photo is from Marcus Hearne's The Avengers: A Celebration, and I used it to take a bit of a break (I find most portraits quite relaxing), and practice my watercolouring, patterned fabrics, and being looser with my paints. 

This piece is purely watercolour (barring a tiny bit of gouache in her hair), not mixed media, which I've previously resorted to for painted portraits.  Not slaving over every little detail was a bit tricky, but I think it paid off, and I'm pretty pleased with it. 

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  1. Wow Alene that's really spectacular. It's amazing how you're as "fluent" with watercolor as you are with pencil. It looks quite detailed enough as is! One day when I'm less broke I need to commission you XD

  2. Oh, thank you so much! I wouldn't say I was 'as fluent' yet – but I'm certainly getting better than I was! Some of my early watercolours were *abysmal*
    There was such a lot happening in the photo, I wanted to try and suggest the detail a bit more than usual, instead of making everything 'perfect'.



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