May 6, 2014

Portable Project in Paisley

I’ve been enjoying my Sunglass Series where I can color pencil the people and marker doodle on something they are wearing. When I spotted this woman wearing her hat I thought I’d draw her next.  That wonderful hat gave me a lot of space for doodling.

I wasn’t sure how I wanted to approach this.  At first I thought of doing black and white doodles in the hat with the hat-band and the suit in color.

But then I changed my mind.

I didn’t want the band to compete with the hat, so black/white stripes worked well.

Since the underside of the hat doesn’t get as much light, I applied a light brown-gray in watercolor.

This skin took more time than I thought it should, but there are a lot of little variations to the colors thru the neck and the bust that I didn’t realize until I tried to sketch it.

If I would use smooth paper then we wouldn’t see all that grain coming thru the colored pencil portions.  But I like watercolor paper cuz it’s thick and can take all kinds of abuse!


Victoria Gwen said...

Love it Eden! Positively LOVE IT!!
(Gwen in Victoria, BC)

Eden said...

Thanks so much Miss Victoria :)

Eden said...

I mean Miss Gwen!!! When will I ever get this straight :D

Victoria Gwen said...

It's OK .. I know who you mean!

(Gwen, who lives in Victoria, BC.)!!

Serena Lewis said...

Gorgeous!!! I like that you did her top with a black background too...nice contrasts all round. :)

Eden said...

Hi Serena! I'm glad you noticed her top and thank you :)

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