Monday, January 01, 2007

WC tutorial

Hi all, I found a wonderful tutorial on portraits that I was just dying to try. It was a looser style than I am used too and within the tutorial there are several assignments to try. I choose one that was one color and one brush. You had to study your picture and then simplify and then simplify again, until you got the essence of the person with minimal brush strokes. Then you had to select one brush to do the entire picture in, it was great. It was a challenge and a great study. I loved it, I chose a picture of my grandson who is such a cutie anyway. The picture turned out good I think, I will do the other assignments soon. It is a great tutorial and I hope to continue to improve my watercolor skills and become a bit looser in my painting style. I really perfer a looser look verses the picture perfect look. I think for me, I appreciate leaving a bit to the imagination instead of painting every detail for them. Just my thoughts which is not to discredit realism at all.


Lin said...

Desiree -- I JUST LOVE THIS!!!! WOWZA! And your poinsettia -- glorious!!!! HAPPY 2007!!

As someone who has one heck of a time with portraits -- would you mind sharing more about this exercise? I could use all the help I can find!

Sandy said...

Another fabulous portrait - I would love to know what site you visited to work on these.


Susan said...

I think you did a wonderful job of the assignment and your grandson looks very appealing! I'm in awe of your talent. I know you told me once that it's just working at it all the time, but I still think you have to have something with which to work, and I'm strictly a stick-figure talent. =)

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