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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Watercolor Portrait Commission - Graphite Sketch on Watercolor Paper

Graphite Sketch on Watercolor Paper
This is a graphite sketch for my latest watercolor commission that has been transferred to a stretched sheet of 16x20" Arches Cold Pressed watercolor paper.

After the transfer has been copied onto the paper, areas need to be tweaked a bit due to the texture of the watercolor paper which is great for painting, it is tricky to get the exact angles correct with a pencil.

I do go over the transfer with a very sharp 2H pencil which is a hard lead which helps, but more adjusting is necessary with a thin layer of watercolor paint to really get into the weave of the paper.  

This portrait is going to be a full color watercolor portrait which I am excited to start as it has been a while since I have had the chance to work with watercolors...man have I missed them!

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