Hello friends! Happy Monday! I am starting off the week with a new mixed media art process video for you – this simple but nutty red-head portrait done in watercolors, watercolor pencils, PanPastels and Faber-Castell Pitt black pen. She was a quick but fun before-work project using basic techniques, which you can watch in the video below! 🙂
She was sketched loosely in Spectrum Aquablend watercolor pencil, with the lines later activated with water to soften them and provide some shading. Green watercolor pencil was added for the eyes, as well as some black liner for basic details. Holbein watercolors in red and yellow formed her hair, and PanPastel and more watercolor pencil defined it further. She was blushed and given freckles at the end.
I recently watched a lesson by Dina Wakley, and she said “Done is better than perfect” which is a great quote! Well, maybe not so much for something like, say, surgery *laugh* but I think it is fantastic for artwork and fits well with this year’s theme of letting go of perfectionism and just creating for the fun and the process and the learning.
- PanPastels in Red Iron Oxide and Permanent Red
- Sofft Tools for PanPastel
- Spectrum Aquablend Watercolor Pencils – any watercolor or Inktense pencils will do the trick
- Faber-Castell Pitt Pens (M width)
- Strathmore Watercolor Card (I cut one in half)
- Eraser to clean up the pastels you smear, if you are anything like me… 🙂
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