November 9, 2012

Watercolor Works….Fig1

Took a little excursion today, to our local University’s Art Museum yard sale.  I thought I’d find a rare “artsy” relic.  No luck, I was too late for the good stuff unless I wanted file cabinets, desks or chairs.

At least my outing inspired me to finish my watercolor piece. 

I have been having lots of problems when I use blue for my neutralizing shading.  But once I grabbed a lighter blue instead of the darker one I had been using.  It wasn’t as muddy. 

I really messed up this pocket….don’t know what I was thinking…It appears I’ve made two seams on the flap.   

I was introduced to an opaque white watercolor that helped me fix that flap.  I’m so glad there is a white-out of sorts for watercolor.  Who knew?

Hands… Didn’t try to show too much detail….just hinted at the contours.  I like the fingers better in the left one…but the upper hand better in the right one. Gotta fix that wrist!

Went back to my old-habit of sharpening my edges.  Grabbed my fine nibbed micron markers.  I wanted to see the punch!

Interesting to see the two image styles side by side.  I like the jean pocket better in the left one….and I think the richness of the watercolor adds a needed dimension to everything but the lower arm (very funky).  It unflattens it more.

Which one do you like better? 


jinxxxygirl said...

I like the richness in the shirt on the left one and the color of the jeans on the right one. I think i'm just partial to colored pencils. lol But love them both. You did and awesome job! Hugs! deb

Janet said...

I love the front of that art museum!! And your drawings are just incredible, as always. I don't know that I could choose between them. I do like the jeans on the right though.

Eden said...

Haha! It seems I have my work cut out for me to get you to favor the watercolor pencils! Thanks Deb and Janet :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE both! You work magic with colored pencils OR watercolors! Awesome.
Grandma Nancy Sapp

Eden said...

Ahhh Thanks Nancy :D

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