This rugged face asked for a rough treatment with the brush, so I made no effort to “clean it up”, which is not that easy to do with gouache on black paper anyway! It was kind of liberating I must say.
In an homage to Inktober, which many of you probably participate in each October, I switched to ink and slowed down a bit to work with washes at first and line detail later.
Do you think I got a bit obsessed with the eyes? haha! It’s always like that. If you don’t watch yourself or set a timer or something, there’s usually a part that gets overworked. But then she did have amazing eyes!
So the next one I decided to move quickly and not overdo, and now I’m having fun and like the result better, and can’t wait to try another!
I included the names of the models for the pictures submitted as inspiration on the Sktchy app in case you want to give it a try!