Friday, March 7, 2014

Medieval Characters, Paint Party Friday


Medieval Characters created for a game 
From Pencil to Paint

This week I worked on these characters for my grandson's narrative studies project.  They are 6x6 mixed media done on 140# watercolor paper.  Usually I don't sketch much freehand, but the process was fun.  First a pencil sketch, then inking with a permanent pen, erase the sketches and paint with watercolor, gouache and a touch of white acrylic.  

And I did another challenge on Daily Paint Works, a portrait of Einstein.

After a loose sketch using the photo as a reference, I started with watercolor in a very loose style.  After covering most of my white paper, I went to white opaque Chinese White and then gouache which mixes with the colored watercolors on the paper.  Then I played around with a nib pen and noodlers ink, and a bit of tit. white acrylic for the final highlights.  Hint: Use a toothpick dipped in liquid golden acrylic white for the highlights in the eyes.

I am pleased with it, even though it is not at all what I intended to do.  

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10 comments:

  1. Brilliant! I think you need to sketch freehand more often. These characters turned out beautifully.

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  2. Thanks, Marji. Not sure how happy he is with them, but it is difficult to get into another person's mind and see what they are actually envisioning. LOL. It was fun!

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  3. wow they are all fab Penny. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Nice collection of art Penny. Love Einstein.
    Annabelle : )

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  5. Really nice! Have a wonderful Friday

    Much love...

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  6. Gorgeous work!! Wow, so impressive!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. fantastic paintings Penny, and your Einstein is amazing!

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  8. Wow, so many neat characters. My son would love this for his learning. Wonderful colors and design. I especially like the horse character. Have a fun day!

    I'm late as usual!
    Happy PPF :)
    Tam

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