Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sharpie pen and wash

I did this portrait last evening in preparation for a July watercolor workshop. Like the previous post's sketches, this was drawn with a Sharpie ulta fine tip pen on 140 pound cold prees watercolor paper. Only difference is that this time around I painted in a wee bit of color. Yes...I also like color. Not as easy as black and white but always a challenge. No paint, no gain. PS: See that "blossom" on the top right side of this damsel's rakish hat? I have heard many watercolor artists who can't stand "blossoms". I like them 95% of the time. They just happen, and I think that they add a certain amount of panache to the image. Do you agree?

4 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Beautiful job, David. Is this Rihanna, by chance?

Carol Blackburn said...

This is wonderful, David. She looks like she means business. The blooms don't bother me either unless of course it ends up on the tip of a nose or someplace like that. LOL Enjoy your day.

Terry Banderas said...

It would take much more than a blossom to hurt your work.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you all!