Friday, June 18, 2010

Creating a sketch.

What makes a sketch a sketch? Well for me its a quick study or studies on a particular subject. I try to work quickly and let my feelings and instincts take over, not worrying to much about color or value.
From this point I start to put a little bit of thought into the next step which is working the middle values. Keeping in mind that she is a baby and not to over work the values, the more you layer the more you age the subject.
Now for the dark values in the eyes, cheeks and lips. Framing the face with Sepia in the cap it starts to come together.
The last few steps are the details, eye lashes, and a bit of line work to keep it together. Add Manganese Blue in the background to adds a cool value and punches up the warm values in the face.
Done! From start to finish this sketch took me 15 mins.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Happy Brush :)

With the birth of my lil girl Milagros, papi has been busy spending as much time as possible with her. One day I picked out a new Moleskin Watercolor Book and with brush in hand stood over my beautiful lil girl and painted her while she slept. Needless to say picking up the brush and putting paint on paper felt great.
Now with my classes and workshops starting up again, time to bust off the paints and brushes and get back to work. For workshop and class info please visit My goal is to post at least twice a week, going to try hard to keep painting everyday but as some of you know once at the gym I like to hit people ;) So keep your hands up and chin down!
che out~