Thursday, 21 July 2011

An older gent


I managed to finish some "work, work" off today and really had the urge to paint something...I haven't painted anything in a very long time. I realised I don't actually own any paint but have got a tray of watercolours so watercolours were what I used. I decided to paint an old man, just because I like to draw old men so thought maybe it would be fun to paint one, and it was. I built up the colours and then as it needed a bit of definition went over to highlight some areas with my trusty quill and ink. Considering I don't ever work like this I don't think it's turned out too badly, there are a few errors but I think it's a good first try, I might start doing some more work like this.

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  1. Love it, your old man is amazing! I'm trying to get used to watercolours at the moment but it's not going very well. Maybe it's the paper...or me.

    Roxy x

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  2. Thanks Roxy, i'm sure it's not you. I used a watercolour sketchbook I have as the paper's very thick, 300 gsm. I'm still practising with them as well though, hopefully next few try's will be better.

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  3. really nice! love watercolour, its the best

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