A fellow from the Sktchy picture archives – someone I’d like to meet !
What to say about this – dividing the face into fractals of color – why not stripes and dashes and thick and thin – adding and subtracting but mostly adding! That’s the beauty of gouache. You can just keep going. Come in at the end with pure color accents. That red on the tip of the nose and ear, blue in the shadow and pure white to pop.
I had to paint this redhead. Red goes with turquoise, green. Red like my hair was, and sort of still is with the help of hair coloring over the gray. Haha!
Love both of theses portraits, but particularly the first one. The palette you’ve used is just fantastic and works so well with the gray toned paper. Thanks so much for sharing these.
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