This month’s Sktchy app’s 30 faces in 30 days event has turned international with so much variety of poses! I’m way behind in posting my efforts. Although I signed up for the Sktchy School with a different teacher demo each day, I’ve not been able to watch most of them, but I’m enjoying looking at the teachers’ choice of model and approach. It’s all watercolor and gouache, and each teacher puts their personal stamp on what they do. I’ve been enjoying alternating between watercolor and gouache and trying some new techniques.
This was Michael Creighton’s lesson. Not at all the way I usually paint but I really enjoyed this almost pointillist method of painting in brushstrokes! My impatience made it needlessly messy, but I liked the overall effect. Thank you Michael!
Gouache makes for a more sculptural effect, and I like the creamy texture of the paint and the ability to paint light over dark.
I’m finding that I spend a lot more time trying to get the drawing “right” than with the painting. This one feels unfinished to me, but it was getting late and. . .so I grabbed my pen . . .What a fun subject though! He really had that blue hair with beads in it!
The idea for this two color portrait was from the teacher Kate Tsunoda and with an outrageously wonderful model.
It took me forever to get this drawing close, and then it almost painted itself.
This Indian gentleman with his mahogany skin was a great subject for layering of pigments.
Another one of those characters that I would like to meet. He personifies delight! and don’t you just love his hair? an opportunity to make all those curlicues.
I just bought some more gouache colors and am looking forward to putting the paint on thicker in my next portraits!