I began this piece by sketching out the face in normal pencil but felt that colour was missing. As the people who are familiar with my art will know, I love to add colour to plain pieces and I feel that this works well! I used this as a way to practice my portrait/face sketching skills and I still feel as though I have a long way to go but some progress is noticeable (for me, anyway). Nevertheless, this was so fun to sketch and add colour to even if it does have a lot of prominent flaws (a friend pointed out that the red in the hair looked like an open wound, which made me laugh. Personally I don’t see it but then again I am biased). As always please feel free to leave comments and criticism!
I painted this ballet dancer yesterday night (was up while around 1am just painting away) and I can honestly say I enjoyed this piece so much. Oil paints are lovely to work with and I’m starting to get the hang of it, even if I did wash my brush in my tea several times by mistake. However, much to my dismay I realised this morning that some of my acrylics have dried up (I don’t know how or when) so it looks like a shopping trip is needed once again. Feel free to let me know what you think of this piece!
Another watercolour painting inspired by ballet in a monochrome style. I feel that this piece reflects the ‘en pointe’ or ‘pointe’ pose, drawing attention to the position of the feet mainly. For me this has many areas for improvement, and so once again comments and criticism would be very much appreciated!
This painting is a colourful interpretation of the human eye using watercolour only. I feel that the colours chosen give a somewhat surreal aspect to the idea, but I feel I still have a long way to go in terms of understanding and perfecting the media used. After all, practice makes perfect. Please feel free to add constructive criticism regarding areas that you feel need improving as all opinions will be taken into consideration as I progress and improve.