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Watercolor pencil

 
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Once in a while I do a piece that I really like for one reason or another, and decide to share it with y'all. This is a tiny (4x6") portrait in watercolor pencil. Watercolor pencils are like regular colored pencils, except after you've drawn something, you can use a wet paintbrush to move the pigment around, until it looks like a painting instead of a drawing.
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Portrait of a girl with sunglasses
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Thanks for sharing this. It looks nice.

It must be really difficult to get the painting right with watercolor pencil and lot of work too. I'd imagine you would have to be really good at sketching first to be able to get the contours right for portrait painting(Erasing wouldn't be an option, I guess, as it would leave a scar)? Else, you end up drawing someone else altogether. Watercolor pencils,usually, I believe are used to draw lips, eyes etc. but it would take a lot of smudging to draw backgrounds like the blue tint in your picture.
 
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Indeed, no erasing
 
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I like the end effect. Sounds like a really fun medium to work in.
 
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Nice. i remember my school days...
 
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Piyush Patel wrote: i remember my school days...


 
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Do you have any more works done in this medium? I'd love to see them.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Do you have any more works done in this medium? I'd love to see them.


Not yet -- this was the first! I am planning on doing more though. Any requests?
 
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I guess anything that shows off the medium! You've proven that you can handle just about any kind of portrait.
 
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Can the blurring effect be used to facilitate the impression of motion?
Any requests?

How about an image implying the movement of a fiddle player's bow-arm?



 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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