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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sloppy Self Portrait


SP - 10 mins - Lead - Lge Canson sketchbook

I made this self portrait sketch from life in 10 mins, then left it to go about my day. When I opened it later that evening I decided to have some fun with my watercolours and a large brush, working wet into wet, I allocated myself another 10 mins and spent a further 5 minutes 'enhancing' it with a pigment liner once it was dry.


SP - Watercolour & Ink - 15 mins - Size 12 brush - Lge Canson sketchbook

15 comments:

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Heaven, its only just gone one o'clock and you've achieved all this. You put me to shame - mind you I spent most of the morning going through wardrobes and drawers to find 'older' clothes to put into a charity bag left by the front door the other day. I liked the original 10 min sketch just as much as the final coloured piece.

winna said...

I like all the colors in your intense look--that's what happens when you study yourself in the mirror for a portrait..do you have a 'fun' one done?

Anita Davies said...

Oh no Joannie, I did this on Tuesday. I've created so many sketches recently I have a backlog! LOL!
I was quite pleased with the quick 10 min led one, it lacks that scowling look I usually manage to capture in myself.
Have a good day babe! x

Anita Davies said...

Winna, thanks!
This one is a little softer:
http://artbyanita.blogspot.com/2008/01/smile.html
and this is my favourite:
http://artbyanita.blogspot.com/2007/10/saturday-squares.html
LOL!
In this post is an orange and red creation I did from a photo:
http://artbyanita.blogspot.com/2007/06/through-years.html
:)

Anita said...

I have been looking at a lot of wet on wet and have decided that I really like the effects you get. What is a pigment liner?

seesue said...

'morning Anita,
Looking GOOD. I really admire the way you've made your hair look so soft and natural in your guache rendition.

Joan said...

I like seeing the transformation from one to the other!

E-J said...

Amazing results for such a short painting session! It's funny, I always think your self-portraits show you in a very harsh light, yet there is always definitely something of Anita that I recognise. Love all the colours you put into this one. God knows what a self-portrait of me would come out looking like - I haven't attempted one for years!

Stephen Hall said...

You make it look really easy. I love your use of colour and line. I keep passing by your blog but not commenting enough.

Katy said...

I love them both! I wish I lived near you so I could take on of your classes!

trish said...

This watercolor is incredible. I know how hard it is to do a watercolor portrait with all the shading and values. Great Job!!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Brave woman: a self portrait AND watercolor enhancement. Don't know if you think you caught a likeness, but this certainly conveys personality. Happy painting.

happyasalarktoday said...

I like them both, too! Great job. I like how you blended in the watercolor (or highlighted!). :) Kelly EDM

ujwala said...

the watercolour and ink looks fanatastic!

genxsters said...

Love this watercolor. Using a large brush must be a challenge. I like the colors you used here.