Somewhere between the holidays, travel, being sick and prepping for a new semester...I didn't get around to a proper introduction of my new series, even though I have been posting the daily pieces as I create them in this brand new year.
I knew for this month I wanted to get back to working with pencil. Originally my intention was to just work with pencil on paper portraits- no frills. But...I kinda like the frills, and the first piece just needed a little something.
And then it came to me- pencil portraits of ladies...right now random ladies but I have thought about using specific faces, not sure about that yet...and I am pairing each face with a quote I feel goes with the expression/feeling of the face I render. And...heck, why not throw in some watercolor too.
So...here is what I have so far;
I decided to call the series 'Girl Talk' (#GirlTalkJLG) because I am drawing ladies...'cause ladies are so lovely...and...because there are quotes. The quotes so far haven't been all ladies talkin'...but now that I am kinda solidifying the series...well, maybe that might be a consideration for how I choose my quotes from here on out. I can be so regimented when I work, especially when I start a new series so I try to leave myself a little wiggle room if I can.
My goals for this month's series are to get back to drawing with pencil...getting lost in shading...playing with tight rendering and loose sketchy line...and using color as way to contrast with the pencil and emphasize it.
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