week 35: Incorporate a face in your page
Faces are one of my favorite things to draw. I find them challenging and I never know exactly how they are going to evolve. I start drawing and let it happen.
Strathmore's Visual Journals are just the right size as a tip in. Once you cut off the spiral perforations you have a tip-in/ flap ready to roll. Since I was going to use watercolors and lots of water, I taped my paper down.
Inktense watercolor pencils. Love. As simple as that. I picked three colors I love all in the pink/red/purple family and used my favorite technique which is to stroke the wet brush across the pencil tip. Then apply.
This is a bit too wet for traditional watercolor but I went with it anyway. After it completely dried and the paper returned to a flat state, I moved on to sketching in a face with my favorite sketching mechanical pencil.
And worked in shading...( note: the color is way off on this pic- argh)
I added a hand carved stamp to the background for detail, texture and interest.