Finishing A Project From Last Year

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Last year at some point, I did a contour drawing…and this is it:

WIP. .. sketch done last yr…time to paint her out now… #29faces

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Well, more or less…I had already started to redo the eyes and the mouth there…
It’s done in washable poster paint–the only stuff my toddler is allowed to use–other than his own watercolors…I had gone in with a black stabilo marks all pencil, hated it and used a baby wipe to remove the stabilo –and then — POW–added benefit–or not–because I had actually wanted the initial painting to stay where it was–I liked it…

Anyway…
Here is where she ended up…

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What is funny is between the original painted ‘sketch’ and when I finished her, we sort of switched to a different brand of poster paints.

The old paints were chalky and opaque — these ones were thinner–and yes, I shook the heck out of the bottles before pouring paint out to use…and very transparent…

I had decided to work with a limited palette — because my toddler was in my chair blocking my way to my paints and I didn’t want him too interested in what I was doing…

So–I pulled out white, black, yellow, orange, pink and two shades of green.  I had originally intended to go back for a shade of blue for the hair, but by the end, I was really happy with how she turned out all around.

 

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