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Friday, September 24, 2010

The Sketch

A practice sketch - I have used a light weight paper for this one and completed it in about half an hour.
I was trying to see if the quality / thickness of the paper made any difference...My conclusion? Once you master your trade, paper will cease to matter - till then, its practice, practice, practice!
 14"X10" 110 lb watercolor paper

27 comments:

  1. You are so good with portraits. Just cant beleive that this is a sketch and was done in half an hour. Having tried some portraits now I know how difficult this is.

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  2. Dear Arti,
    I really like this portrait! Beautiful and impressive.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  3. Arti, this is lovely. I got a chuckle out of what you said about practice, practice, practice.

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  4. This is beautifully done...I think paper always matters, one way or the other.

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  5. love the innocent smile, that you have captured beautifully...fabulous painting if you take that less time!

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  6. Arti, your watercolor portraits are amazing. You use so well the transparent quality of this medium and show personality of your models so great!

    Thank you,
    Irina

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  7. hi Arti... completing such a nice portrait in just half an hour is just amazing. thank you for sharing your learning as well :)

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  8. Thanks so much , Prabal..you are doing quite good with portraits yourself!

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  9. Thank you Sadami and Carol.I appreciate your kind comments.

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  10. Ron, some senior artists here insist that paper ( or any art material) doesn't matter! My own feeling was that good paper gives better results.But then I thought, may be I have not reached that stage where paper ceases to matter:)

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  11. Thank you Anand,thanks a lot Irina, and Riya for your wonderful words!

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  12. Arti, your watercolor portraits are so amazing that I look at them with a lot of joy. Ciao.

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  13. che splendido sorriso sei riuscita ad immortalare! è molto dolce, complimenti

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  14. The sketch is wonderful. The paper may not matter, but I kick myself sometimes when something done just to practice turns out so great, like this, and then I wish I had put it on better paper.

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  15. Wonderful portrait. Especially the expression of the girl captured nicely... that too within half an hour.

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  16. Another nice painting! I wouldn't have been able to get half way done in a half hour! -Joe

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  17. Good portrait Arti, well captured the face expresion, and only in half an hour.

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  18. Thanks Tito, you are always so generous!
    Thanks Paula, Gabe and Tony.

    Thanks D.D., Joe and carlos.

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  19. Beautiful work Arti! Such a lovely expression.

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  20. Arti this is absolutely delightful! So fresh and such beautiful colours and tones. I certainly think you've mastered the art of watercolour portraits!

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  21. this is so soft, so beautiful ! love it very much Arti

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  23. Che bel ritratto. Uno sguardo dolcissimo. Elvi

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  24. Beautiful work. Lovely expression, Helen

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  25. Hello, I Like so much your pictures. They are full of live.
    Congratulations!!!
    Maribel Muñoz

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