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Monday, November 22, 2010

Human Eye in Watercolor

Practicing to paint an eye in watercolor and black  marker from my Watercolor Journal. I started with a light pencil sketch last night and then did a basic wash over the pencil sketch keeping in mind where I would like the highlights to be and taking care not to paint over those areas.  During my lunch hour today I continued with more washes and I have just finished this eye a few minutes ago by adding another wash and then finally used my black artist permanent marker to add accent strokes as well as the eye lashes. I also used a white marker very sparingly to add touches of highlights.  I truly love working in watercolor because to me it is so forgiving and the way I can manipulate the paint with light washes until I get the result I am looking for is very satisfying. I have found that if the drawing is good when you start then the chances are that your final painting will be successful. I always work from very light and then add washes to give the painting depth. 

©Ansota

8 comments:

  1. Seriously stunning! I am in awe of your talents! Water colours scare me, I really have no idea how to use them... you clearly do! :)

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  2. Beautiful.......Your talent with watercolors is awesome.....I could sit and look at your work all day....It's incredible.....

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  3. Thank you so much for the kind comments Jenny and Nancy. I haven't been working a lot in watercolors but have been working from the one to the other medium, mostly acrylics which has a different approach when you paint but I do feel that watercolors allows me more freedom and I think it likes me too. I love drawing although I struggle sometimes to balance my drawings well. I am self-taught and jumping from the one medium to the other and experimenting all the time. I appreciate your feed back on my work so much! Thank you :)

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  4. Phenomenal!
    Really beautiful, congratulations!

    Good evening!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I so admire the way you can work with watercolors. This eye is so wonderful...

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  6. This is difficult to achieve with watercolor and you've mastered it! Beautiful!

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  7. Thank you for all the inspiring comments everyone!

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