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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Watercolor Portrait for Grandparents - Building up the Tonal Values

Ugh I hate posting an update at such an awkward stage but it is all part of the process.  Things look quite harsh and are not refined yet so the likenesses are off quite a bit but will get better as the portraits progress.

The values and details are built up in very thin layers, each being allowed to dry before another layer can be added or the details can be refined.  I work similarly to my graphite method which is a construct/deconstruct approach, which I am sure is not the norm for watercolor ;)

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