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Monday, February 18, 2008

Portrait WIP 1st step


I'm working on a portrait commission for a friend and thought I'd make it a WIP. This is a watercolor on 140# cold press. It measures 6 x 4 inches. I spent some time on the drawing and then I traced it on tracing paper and transferred it onto my watercolor paper. I used masking tape to tape the paper down to a piece of foamcore. Since it's small, it won't buckle when taped like this. I mixed alizarin crimson and new gamboge and painted this wash over the face being careful around the glasses. Then I mixed winsor blue and alizarin and painted in the dark background.

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