HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS!
Today was a perfect "lazy" day to finish up on my sketch work. Here's the deal - I wasn't quite pleased with the 1st "finished" sketch....The angles were a bit off and I put a few tears in the paper. I took a different approach on the second sketch. I decided to lightly sketch and blend.....I kept layering color and blending.....A definite improvement on number two (1st photo below). I watched two video's showing portrait sketch work and I couldn't follow either although I picked up a few tips.....I have to sketch "my way" or the highway!! hehe I finished off #2's shadows and highlights with some oil pastels...I'm learning as I go and it's challenging but I'm loving it.
Can you guess who she is?
Some of you guessed on Instagram!
Here is a collage showing some of the steps I took before I finished.
Here is the next collage on the same lady-different image/hair style. I started out lightly sketching and then added heavy colored details at the end.....
Still don't know? I'll never tell.....I'm not quite that confident yet....I wish I would have stopped at the third image above (more natural)...I wanted to add some more vibrant colors....
Wishing all a year of creativity, health, happiness and prosperity!