July 9, 2012
I knew that I had to figure out this “water” situation. How best to mimic it’s appearance….over the shoulder, in the pool, with the splashes. So, I did only as much as I dared before I cried for “Help”.
My Art teacher showed me a few techniques to mimic the water. Here’s my playful piece. Lots of different stuff going on here. Not much detail, broke it down the way he suggested I see it. I broke it down in 4 sections. Bottom….2 mid levels, and top foamy portion.
Started out very hesitantly…
The water was still missing something. I liked working with the colored pencils over graphite. Not as cotton-bally since the color adds more dimension.
Gave up duplicating the photo a long time ago [for this water]. Once I started to apply water droplets….it helped. I had to show haphazard water movement in some way and my shading in [puzzle piece technique] wasn’t working. Grounded the image above the lane-lines with watercolor pencils. I tried to match the lower portion (done with colored pencils only).
Such a sweet face….on a very sweet young lady!
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- By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden