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.
Posted by David Lobenberg at 10:08 AM
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Great portrait- flickr does have some great photos for resource.
Stunning portrait !
Yep--love the hair and limited palette. This is really well done!
Danke, Rob. Saw some of your kunst on your blog and like it.
Thank you, Morgaine. One day I'll be able to paint my acrylic portraits as fast as my watercolor portraits. This one was completed in about 1 1/2hrs. An acrylic takes me about 6 hours and often times, more!
Thanks, Elizabeth. If I can get the time, I'd like to do another study in jazzy colors.
Beautiful portrait, David..her eyes reflect so much! great study in water color.
Amazing portrait, I liked the work on eyes.
Thank you so much, Arti. I have always loved painting eyes.
Thank you Vijay. I enjoy visiting your blog. Nice watercolor work.
Beautiful painting. I can see why you chose the photo and you did it justice.
Bill, Yes, the photo was a stunner and said "paint me!".
Hello David, I just discovered your blog - great work!! love this portrait, nice job. I saw your portrait contest and I will see if I can paint myself and send you a painting.
Thanks, Jan, and please get me your self portrait if you can!
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