Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monochromatic Portrait Study


Painting a portrait in watercolor can be quite intimidating, but my amazing teacher Denis Ponsot helped me ease into it by showing me how to approach it using a reference photo and a single color of paint. It really helped me to understand that painting is like drawing. I worked from a gorgeous photo by Hugh Hill who generously made it available in the Wetcanvas Reference Image Library.

4 comments:

  1. wow! i can't believe it's watercolor. looks fabulous.

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  2. Yeah. Amazing job on the hair.

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  3. gorgeous, Rieko! See, it's easier than you thought!!

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  4. Anonymous1:05 AM

    Thank you :] dman

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