Sunday, April 1, 2012

WIP - Day Three

On Day Three I added some more shadowing to the face, colored in the eyes, added lashes and eye brows and began working on the hair.  I have used the mineral spirits (applied with paper stumps) for all the blending, I think I am beginning to get the hang of this blending with mineral spirits.  Go slow and easy.

I was having trouble working on just the face, I needed more in other areas so that I can see where the shadowing needs more emphasis and I decided now was a good time to beginning working on other areas of the drawing.

I now think I am off to a good start .....


Til tomorrow ...

Happy Day!
Karen Anne Brady


  1. Karen... it's BEAUTIFUL! I'm loving the colored pencil book you recommended and ordered the mineral spirits from Blick. I absolutely love the Faber-Castell oil based colored pencils. You should really try them! I'm working with them right now and a WIP is posted on my blog and facebook fan page. Not sure if you've seen it yet.
    I'm looking forward to seeing this finished! :-)

  2. This is coming along beautifully! Very nice!

  3. Hey Laura, isn't it an amazing book?! Sounds like you like it as much as myself. I checked out your WIP ... it is coming along beautifully. What are your favorite colors for flesh tones? I am having a devil of a time trying to find the right combination.

    Hi Lise! It is always a good day when you stop by ... I am loving your latest pieces.

    Happy Day you two!

  4. You are really capturing a beautiful, life-like expression!

  5. I think you are off to a great start ;o) Love the expression in the eyes!


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