Sunday, April 4, 2010

April 4, 2010 - Day 237

Ink and watercolor on
250gsm Stonehenge 100% Cotton Vellum Watercolor Paper

Tonight I thought I would try painting a young Elizabeth Taylor. I created the painting as usual with pen and ink as seen in the top picture. Once that was dry I layered watercolor washes over top. It is OK but needs more practice. I don't feel that I achieved the likeness and I am unsure how to shade the area between the eyes and cheeks. I do think that layering watercolor over top of the ink does give it that retro 1940's feel to it.

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