Series – 1 Page From Every Tutorial Book In My Library #3

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I have 111 books in my studio (yes, I counted them) that are Tutorials,  and I acquired them slowly over about 10 years.  I find that I no longer go to them for inspiration, and decided to get rid of them.  Before I do that, however, I’m going to TRY to do ONE PAGE out of each book.  Wish me luck……

5 Books Down, 106 to go….

Book:  Putting People In Your Paintings, by Laurel Hart

Her best suggestion is to trace the images you’re trying to add, onto tracing paper, and indicate the lights and darks before you attempt the real thing.

I actually did that step.  Not sure if it was worthwhile, but if you’re a beginner, it would be useful.

The tracing paper sketch

I used pencil, then pen for the final sketch, and the Bleedy-Pen (Elegant Writer) for the shadows.  It turned out pretty well.

Book:  People in Watercolor by Trevor Waugh

This style is waaaaay looser, but still very effective.  His premise is that you don’t need much more than a silhouette to give the impression of people, and it works.

Pen sketch, with One color of watercolor added

Pen sketch, with multiple colors of watercolor added

Watercolor sketch, with pen added

I’m really enjoying this  One-Page Series!


About mckitt123

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5 Responses to Series – 1 Page From Every Tutorial Book In My Library #3

  1. Lorna says:

    Your on a roll, your creating such different pieces of work

  2. Lou says:

    I love your realistic work Cher

  3. Jen says:

    my fav is the two people walking with the EW pen.

  4. Maureen says:

    Thanks for Chering. Love what you’re doing .

  5. Susanne says:

    Keep up the good work .. I sure it shows you all the work you have mastered over the years … Rock on Cher!!

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