Off the comfort zone…


Once in a while, I do feel the need to get out of the well knowned to me trail of painting or drawing, the way I do usually, sometimes I will use collage to do that, not this time, I went for ink and watercolor.

Besides, the model photo is not a very high quality one, in fact a cut out of a newspaper, small black and white add, poor quality, so the temptation to copy too much the photograph will not be there, at least not to strong, difficult to copy what you don’t see well…:), the photo, a bit reworked in photoshop.

I do like ink and watercolor, but more for sketching, and also the aspect of pasting the paper, and you can see that yes it is a little ‘butched’…:) no patience for this, or not enough knowledge….., preparing the sketch is not one of my favorite aspect, I like to start quick and more than often without sketching, correcting afterward in the following stages…so not much preparation for me, except usually for the photograph I’m using. Besides, I don’t like working on the flat, so often I do work watercolor and ink on the easel….trying to be careful about drippings…but this time I felt I did need a pencil sketch before…also decided to flip the image, in another version in photoshop…can’t quite remember why…:))

420-01 Inconnue au manteau de fourrure Aquarelle et encre, 22×30 po, 55×76 cm 2012-05-23

And there you have the first two steps, just a bit of watercolor and a few lines drawned in ink, the rest later today or early tomorrow, in fact it is already a bit more advanced

, just waiting to have more to show…

420-02 Inconnue au manteau de fourrure Aquarelle et encre, 22×30 po, 55×76 cm 2012-05-23

420-03 Inconnue au manteau de fourrure Aquarelle et encre, 22×30 po, 55×76 cm 2012-05-23

But already, I must say that I do like the feel of it, even if like I said I don’t work often in these mediums, most of the time I like the free flowing aspect of it, even if my tendancy to add details must be kind of swept away for a while….

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