Sunday, August 7, 2011
Here is todays sketch and the portrait for today, I figure it can do double duty. I used Inktense pencil on everything except the skin. At first I was just going to leave it the color of the paper and then changed my mind. For the face and neck I used chalk pastels. I had not used them to do a face before and I like the look they give.
Since I have never drawn a paisley I started a practice sheet. I have one of those dover coloring books with paisley in them so I used that for inspiration. At first I drew them on white bristol board and then added a wash of watercolors. Then I added some over the watercolors. I am not sure which way I like best. I kept adding more and more paisleys. It just like doing a zentangle, very addictive. Doesn't this look like fun. I had lots of fun with my sample, now I need to tackle the book pages.
To see what other sketchers ar doing today, head over to Sophia's blog