The technique involves layers of colored pencils and thin washes of color, then repeating the process over and over again to get a depth, and it is a very forgiving process, so you can't really screw it up, you just paint over it and go again. I like idiot proof!!! So the man is the painting I did before, and the woman is my current project so far (she sort of got distorted in the photo, sorry). As you can see in the first picture, the colors start out light, and as washes are added, the depth begins to emerge.
|Early on in the process, light colors are the base. I can't claim any talent, but I love how the whole thing goes!|
|Progressive washes and layers of drawings bring out the depth and features, and give it an old, world worn look. Parts of it look like they have rubbed off, it is faded, but the image is still there. Love it!|
|She will look very different by the time I am through! Sorry I squished her a bit...|