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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

watercolor sketch _ man

Study from sketchbook 10x8

Going back to faces, a study in my new sketchbook.Thinking about adding some more character to it but here it is, as of now.I really enjoyed it and may be I will do a few more.
Also working on a large elephant portrait.I have taken a few work-in-progress shots,so that  if I mess it up, at least I would know where things started to go wrong! I am using this old paper, don't even remember which one is it.But it is acting rather dry.Not very encouraging...
Well I think I will post more shots tomorrow.Even if the outcome is not all that exciting.Its a learning curve..earlier I used to work on the whole painting at the same time.With this one I did an initial wash over the whole thing but then divided the work to specific areas; for better control. 
Here is the first shot, the scary stage!( I swear, I did stretch the paper!)




10 comments:

  1. I think both of these are beautiful! The man is done - I wouldn't do more. Such a great portrait! And I love how the ripples in the paper are making the elephant look so 3D :) Beautiful colors, too.

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    1. Thank you Rhonda.I am now working on more of these studies and loving it! The elephant did not go as planned and in the last moment I over worked it.But I have a new one to replace him :)

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  2. Arti, both paintings are gorgeous! And the elephant isn't even finished! How awesome are you???

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    1. Oh thank you, Sherry I wish I was as awesome as you think I am ;) Elephant did not go as planned.But I managed to paint another one!Hope you are well x

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  3. Love both of these, Arti! The watercolor sketch of the man is wonderful!!!!

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    1. I have recently bought a stillman and Bern sketchbook and I love it.It can take watercolor and pencil equally well.Loving it!

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  4. Going back isn’t really going back, with all the new tools gained from experience.. I like..

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    1. True, Tony.May be its a good thing that my usual stuff is not working.I am trying out different things, learning in the process.

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  5. I get those wubbles in the paper, too, Arti, especially if a larger sheet and very wet.
    Kathryn

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    1. Those ripples went away, eventually.But I really don't like thin papers.They don;t take paints well.I spent a lot of time on this elephant but it ended badly.On the other hand, the new elephant was painted in one session, on a thick paper.I loved that experience,

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