Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Faces


So for my last tuesday class, we finished the vintage portrait lesson working on a portrait using the smaller studies and paintings we did. Remember to use the contour drawings, value studies and painted sketches to keep the lights and darks in the proper places. The rest is just coloring! The painting is about 8x11 inches on watercolor paper.

I also included a watercolor sketch I did of my son. He is working on his portfolio for school and left a photo reference of himself, lit from underneath, at my studio. He is pretty creative and it inspired a future class to do with my students... If you take away the familiar, you are forced to look at and draw what you see, not what you think you see. Kind of like drawing upside down... This is also about 8x10 inches.

4 comments:

teri said...

wonderful "faces" lessons
love the results

Sheila said...

That handsome son must get his looks from his mother! I like challenging portraits like the underlit one.

Peggi Habets said...

Girl, you are just getting better and better. These vintage paintings are terrific!

maria said...

Thanks for the nice comments... practice, practice, play, practice...