Wednesday, 1 August 2012

New Piece

Carrying on with the experimentation, I've decided to take a break from using tea and its monochromatic disadvantage, and instead I have mixed graphite with plain old liquid watercolour. After looking at the work by artists in previous blog posts, I have created this piece (below) with allusions to their techniques, e.g. building layers, wet-in-wet, line and ink etc.

So I began by creating the hand on the left using graphite pencil. I decided that I'd focus highly on tonal work in this hand, then use watercolour for the rest of the image. I had to learn to be patient when building up the layers on the face as I often found myself blotting the colours that blurred into others. After completing the face and hair, I used a black gel pen to create the outline of a shirt.

It got a fair response on my Facebook page, which I'm always so pleased to see!
Hope you like it!



  1. Wow, you're really talented!

  2. Aww, thank you very much! And thank you for taking a look at my blog :) x


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