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Old 10-31-2003, 12:03 PM
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Thanks for the link in the WC forum Joss and for the WIP...........thus far very informative.....as usual.....!!!

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Very interesting. Thanks for taking the time to do a demo!

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Here is today's ending progress.
I have worked further in the face. I am getting into the purples in the face now as well. Mainly it is still a thin damp layering of ochre with a hint of crimson. I am using a rosey purple in some of the skin areas too. There is some dabs of the cobalt/green mix in the areas of the eyes and beside the nose and in the hairline too.
The background I added a bit more ultramarine and let a few dabs of sienna bleed in spots to add some depth to it. I washed in a couple drops of ochre and crimson as well. I want that vibrant coloured light look but some darkness for depth. I always try to leave some spots of the paper or leave some of the single wash areas too, in backgrounds. I like using the colour fairly dry in sots also, for texture and sparkle. I drag it around to form interesting shapes and negative/positive areas. I am not keen on single wash flat colours in my backgrounds.
The hair I have started in with a neutral. I am using the paint fairly dry here too so that I get those nappy rough edges and texture that is in her hair. The colours I am grabbing from are a purple/sienna and some cobalt. I have added some green to the cobalt so that I can get that steely grey look that she has to her hair. I am making sure I keep the warm skin tones up in the hairline area so there is nto a definite dividing line. Hair comes from skin and does not sit on top of it so I try to work into the scalp with the skin tones before ever starting in the hair. I am leaving white of the paper to create the highlights in the hair. Working almost dry and letting the brush drag around is leaving nice texture which works for curly or kinky hair as well as very short or shaved hair, like in beards as well. I dot alot with the brush instead of paintign strokes. I find that I do that with watercolour alot. Dropping in a single push down of the brush and lettign the shapes overlap, build layers and visually blend where needed.
I am finding that this portrait is wanting to remain a little loose as opposed to tightly detailed. It works well for the mood of it I think.
Note: For the image. It appears a little washed out looking from my digital camera. I will scan the finished image for the final for sure.
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Eagerly watching this one and printing up your notes on colour.

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Ohhh Yeh! Keep it fresh at all costs. Good work on this.
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Wow, have to follow this with interest... Bookmarking it...
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