And shift in topic and I’m back to my blues and greens. I’d initially intended something different for this piece. I have some paper shapes that I wanted to use to absorb the color from a wash and then layer other more color down over that, but it wasn’t working at all. It did give me a gorgeous base texture though so I tried to come up with a subject to use that. Thus I ended up with what in my head is a mermaid, although there’s little to suggest that. Still, it works for me.
I used a reference photo for general lines but that was it, everything else I made up as I went along so any thing odd looking is all on me. I do very little representational art, partly because it takes effort (I’m lazy) and mostly because I never think it’s going to turn out well. Still, this turned out a lot better than I expected, so I’m happy. The green in the hair isn’t as liney looking as the scan makes it seem, the colors blend more.
Day 10 – “Blue Girl”
Watercolor on paper
4″ x 6″