Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I "Stole" Her
If I need any type of photo reference, I use Flickr.com as my main source. It is a cournocopia of wonderful photos on subjects from A to Z. Many photos are copyright images and can't even be dragged to your desktop, but many are not. I only use these as reference for art studies and would never reproduce them for commercial use. Any who...here is a watercolor study I just completed for a watercolor portrait workshop I'm offering in May. It is from a striking photo I pulled off of Flickr. Should give a credit to the photographer, but unfortunately, I did not note the name. I often will do these portraits in vibrant colors, but this one is more manageable for my workshop participants, and I like the limited palette. By the way, the highlights in her hair were done with colored conte crayon. I sometimes finish off my watercolors this way.