Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tricky Portraits

I was given a tricky portrait to do recently and I wanted to share how I finally figured it out.  I had a photo to work from, these two gorgeous girls with their beautiful mom.  The only problem was that mom was on the far left, so I had to re-arrange the ladies, but make it look natural.  I started by drawing each figure on a separate sheet of tracing paper, I then arranged them and traced my final composition.

Watercolor on Paper
8 x 10 inches
Total Time - 7-8 Hours

I had to restart 5 times, because inevitably I'd get one lovely lady perfect and then not like an element on another one.  This is normal, right?  Regardless, I learned a lot with this one.

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