Monday, August 3, 2015

Watercolour: Mary

I was cleaning out my studio drawers yesterday, and came across some A5 watercolour paper that I have never much liked. I don't even know what brand it is, I bought it as an unlabeled pad with no cover... but I figured I should try and use it up, rather than just leaving it to gather dust and take up room. 

We also went to a birthday party yesterday - a Frozen themed party for my cousin's daughter's 2nd birthday, where I took some photos, as I always do at events. So when I wanted something to paint, how could I resist this gorgeous girl?

She didn't have the tiara, I gave her that, because why not?

Here's my linework:

This was sketched out freehand from a photo that I took, and took about three hours, maybe three and a half. I adjusted the lighting while I was painting, because when taking candid photos of kids you can get a good shot.... but not necessarily in good lighting, and her face was in shadow. 

Winsor & Newton watercolours & Series 7 brushes, Copic Multiliners and Opaque White, and Ecoline Gold.  

1 comment:

  1. I like this very much, and she is set off nicely with the icy blue splashes.



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