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?