Sweet Baby Girl, work in progress
8 x 10 inches, watercolor
This week I've been working on a new portrait commission of this absolutely darling little girl. I'm going to show a few pics of the painting in progress just in case you guys are curious. The above shot is where I'm at right now (that blank line to the left of her is water from a sprinkler, haven't started that yet).
My client said that she really loved my use of vivid color so I'm trying to keep that in mind as I layer the skin tones (no I haven't found a way around that layering yet. Argh). Painting a baby's skin is a very delicate process, you have to be quick and sure about what colors to use and where to use them. The less you layer on a baby the better. Her face is basically done at this point, we'll see if I need to add anything once I finish the background and her body.
This has been one of the funnest commission's I've ever had. I mean just look at that smile? Don't you just love her? :)
Here are a few earlier pics in progress too:
the preliminary drawing
A close up of her face, in progress
It's been a while since I've posted a watercolor WIP so if you guys have any questions ask away and I'll try my best to answer them in the questions. :)
Listening to: ZZ Ward, Put The Gun Down
Reading: Indigo Spell, by Rachelle Mead
Watching: you guessed it, Supernatural :)
Snacking on: apple slices and peanut butter