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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Watercolor Portrait of Baby - Demo 3

Watercolor Portrait of Baby Girl
Well more layers have been added to this watercolor portrait and I am happy to say she does look like she has been out in the sun too long anymore :) The brows and lashes have been darkened a little more and the lips have been plumped up.

I still have a bit more work to do, softening some areas, intensifying the background and maybe adding a bit more blush into her skin to see if I can make it a little less blue in some areas. I think I overdid it a bit in the underpainting, but it was so much fun! Aha, live & learn ;) I may also add more definition to the hair but will wait and see. It is easy to overdo it with watercolor for me so I may just leave the hair as is...

2 comments:

Billie Crain said...

wow, Tracey! you cooled her skin and hair tones down a lot. whatever did you use to manage this? i ask because i'm still feeling way, so to speak, with glazing. i hope you keep her little sunburned nose. that's adorable and makes this portrait special, IMO.

Costescu said...

thanks billie :) Yes they have cooled down a fair bit but the previous image also came out too red for some reason in the photo ;) I don't recall where I left off at each stage but I am going to do this portrait again and will post a work in progress as I go.

I have already started the underpainting again as there are several areas I am not happy with on this one but it is great practice and is still turning out better than I had expected being the first time I have tried this method!