Thursday, March 24, 2005

Another Bell Sitting.....

bell in "rough work" 4B pencil

bell is a favourite model and a lot of fun to sketch.... the composition in the watercolour below is good and powerful, it was a very special sitting for her very special friend... but it wasn't always like that... the original washes dried very pale and i was dissapointed... so I added the stronger darker blue in the background to let the flesh tones become highlights... I also used my newly aquired set of derwent artist pencils (the portrait set) to liven up the flesh tone shadows... i think this is now a striking work

watercolor washes with coloured pencil over-working

do you like the result..? please leave your comments.. I welcome lots of feedback

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