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angry man screaming watercolor painting

Watercolor on Arches cp 140lb, 9×12″. Photo reference is Michael Scholl of Julia Kay’s Portrait Party.

 

Originally blogged on September 24, 2010 at: http://watercoloredhands.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/a-portrait-a-day-17-michael-scholl/


man covering face with hand painting

Watercolor and watercolor sticks on Canson Montval CP 140lb, 9×12″. Reference photo: Tim Clary from Julia Kay’s Portrait Party. Tim’s blog here: http://sketchhatch.blogspot.com/

Not sure his eyes are green, the photo was black-and white ;) .  I went with dark brown/black at first, but somehow, it wasn’t very expressive.

 

Originally blogged at: http://watercoloredhands.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/a-portrait-a-day-11-tim-clary/


watercolor portrait woman profile

Watercolor on Canson Montval CP 140lb, treated with acrylic gloss gel medium in some areas. 9×12″. Photo reference: Angela from Julia Kay’s Portrait Party.

For those interested to know what “treated with acrylic gloss gel medium” means, here is what happened. After I decided on the composition, I wanted some extra texture in her hair. I accomplished that by taking some gel medium and brushing it on the blank sheet of paper with a 1″ bristle brush. You can see the lines in the upper and lower left and grain throughout the painting. The lines are the result of a little more medium on the brush; the grain effect happens when you drag an almost dry brush across the paper and the medium catches only the very top of the paper grain.


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