(Doesn’t look a thing like me)I came upon Francesco Lo Iacono on instagram (pinterest) and was immediately drawn to his watercolor illustrations.
(I think I got the eyebrows, mouth and head shape right)So, I tried to see what it’s like to watercolor people in a short time.
(Only from the neck down did it replicate reality well)Since, the people in my life have way more to do than pose for 30 minutes in front of me….
(I liked a lot about this….and felt it resembled me pretty well)I went to the next best thing……The mirror selfie. She doesn’t’ roll her eyes at my incessant commands to sit still.
(Doesn’t look anything like me….but very fun to write in reverse)But I can only draw her straight-on or quartering.
(Possibly the eyes should’ve been more wide set)I like the way the clothes look in watercolor.
(Tried the less is more technique)Perspective is so important in these sketches.
(This cracks me up cuz it looks like one of those Big Head caricatures)I didn’t look in the mirror for this one, cuz I was tired of sitting on a stool in the bathroom. So I looked on my monitor at a pic from a few years ago.
It’s funny that I drew each one of these from the same subject. And each one of them carried something that was correct in the subject. But the challenge is and will continue to be….to get those right pieces into one painting.