Saturday, September 28, 2013

Face #20: Resist



Have you tried using a resist yet? Ayala asked this in a post on Facebook today, which reminded me that I hadn't tried using a resist. So thanks to Ayala for suggesting this. I love using crayon resists with watercolor. It's like magic when you paint over the crayon and the lines appear. I did use a reference for this face, which I am finding very helpful, even if I am not striving for realism or an exact likeness. As I worked on this face, I added shading and details with pencil and marker. The leaf shapes were an unexpected bonus in her hair that I couldn't, um, resist.  

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I'll have to have a go at resist painting too. It looks like fun.

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  2. She's just gorgeous. I love the soft colours and the decoration in her hair. Really beautiful!

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  3. It's a very pretty effect. Her eyes are just lovely and the leaves in her hair are great.

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  4. I also like this technique. You have used it beautifully! Lovely details & great eyes indeed!

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  5. She came out fabulous. Gorgeous face!

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