You blog readers may have just witnessed a new step in my evolution. Mixed media. I mentioned in my last post that I was wanting to try out pen and ink with watercolor. Well, I bought the stuff and just gave it a go.
Here is my first attempt. I know the paint is not much to be admired, but I did just jump in with no practice or knowledge of what to do. I love the actual portrait part, especially the hair.
By the way, this is supposed to be Emma Stone. It looks nothing like her, I know. I made mistakes in the drawing but wasn’t concentrating on that part of this piece.
What I did was this: First, I pencil drew the face and outlined the hair, then I used charcoal pencil to complete the face details. I used an artist pen to outline the hair then went into the paint and got what you see. I outlined the hair again, and here we are.
It was really fun and I’m going to keep trying this. But I’ll practice with the paint part before I attempt anything like this again.
In the mean time, I am still drawing of course and I’m almost done with a new one to be posted soon.