A while back, during the 75 day sketch challenge (yawn, yes I'm still banging on about that and I still have another three of those feckin' sketches to post at some point) I did a sketch of Reuben from a really cute photo I'd taken of him in bed cuddling his duck. I wasn't happy with it because I'd drawn his snout too short and it didn't look like him to me.
S's dad was visiting at the time and had said that he would love a copy of the sketch but as I wasn't happy with it I decided to draw it again (this time using pencil so I could rub out any mistakes) and then used Indian ink with a watercolour wash.
|'Puppy love' - original Indian ink and watercolour 8 x 5 inches|
I scanned it onto the computer before I painted it and then printed it out on watercolour paper two different ways, one with a washout effect so the black lines were very faint grey and one just normal. Then I painted each of them as well:
|Version two - faded print with watercolour - 8.2 x 5.8 inches|
|Version three - Print with watercolour 8.2 x 5.8 inches|
I don't normally paint the same picture three times but I had printed it out just in case I messed up then found that I quite liked all three versions although I think I prefer the original. Anyway, I'll give one to S's dad, one to my parents and keep one for myself!
In other exciting news, I've just been commissioned to do a portrait of a Golden Labrador as an anniversary present via my Etsy shop! I'm looking forward to starting that this weekend.
For those of you who didn't see my post on Wednesday and want to find out how the Reiki initiation went you can catch up here:
I'll see you all at Paint Party Friday. Apologies for not getting round everyone last weekend but if you read the post above, you'll see why!