May 6, 2014
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!
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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