Friday, 8 September 2017

Goldie mixed media whimiscal painting

Collage papers, acrylic paints, gold ink, crayons, carandache neocolors II, markers and pencils - all of that mixed together makes a charming whimsical painting of a beautiful girl with Golden Hair - Goldie...


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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Sketching with watercolor, painting faces, using blocks of color

I sometimes like to start a face by just placing random (well, somewhat random) blocks (or blobs) or color on paper. I let the shapes guide me and give me direction to where place my eyes, how big to make them. Some with the lips, nose and the rest of the features.


I used mostly watercolors to create the shadows around the eyes and blocked in the hair. Then added details with a black Conte pencil.  And because the eyes nedded some highlights, I added them at the end.





This one had only blocks of watercolor applied to the paper in place of the eyes only. Then the rest of the features "appeared". I love smudging pencils, I believe the one I used here is a graphite pencil and conte black pencil. The hair was done last. 


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Beautiful browns mixed with QOR Watercolor paints

Beautiful browns mixed with QOR Watercolor paints

Wow, some of the browns mixed with these Qor watercolors are just amazing. Check them out here:

The first photo (in case it is difficult to read my handwriting):

Qor Cobalt Teal + Qor Quinnacridone Gold = Makes a very nice Burnt Sienna looking brown, sort of medium golden brown



Below:

Qor Quinnacridone Gold + Qor Dioxizne Purple = the Color looks more like Burnt Umber

Qor Quinnacridone Gold + Ultramarine Blue = Makes a Gorgeous Olive Green!!!!

Qor Pyrole Orange + Qor Dioxizine Purple = Makes a warm kind of Brown





Below:

Raw Umber + Qor Quinnacridone Gold = kind of like Burnt Sienna

Qor Quinnacridone Gold + Raw Umber + makes a bit richer medium Brown




Below:

Ultramarin Blue + Qor Pyrole Orange = Very nice, granulated brown. You can actually see the two colors mixed on the page, very "mineral" looking color, awesome!



Try mixing these browns on your own, you will love the results!
Happy mixing!
 Armella