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Thursday, November 13, 2008

African Portrait (watercolor)

This is my most proud piece that I've done in watercolor,
the assignment was to do a narrative portrait. I just happen to find the most beautiful picture of an African girl online couple weeks ago, and I decided to use her as my reference. (of course I changed quite a bit of her skin color to match my piece as well as created her jewelery and this entire environment from other picture references.)
But let me tell ya.....sunsets are so hard to do...I think I've spent about 8 hours on the background and only 5 on her face...
though I was really surprised how I can make the sky glow like that....

10 comments:

Steven Wayne Howard said...

really, really beautiful!

Pierre said...

yeah, it's amazing, and even brighter in real life.

Brandon T Pike said...

Beautiful work Isabella. I love the mood and the composition. Great Job!

Emerson said...

Definitely awesome, Isabella. You really deserve to be proud of this awesome piece.

MAXER said...

WOW awesome, Isabella. I like a warm color. SO nice

jubjubjedi said...

Damn, I STILL don't know how to use watercolors, LOL.
Looking great... do you have class with Quincy or Ed?

Em said...

just wondering.. how do you get your watercolor pieces to look so good digitally? my pictures all seem to come out crappy >_>

isabella said...

i usually just ask my friend ed,who has a really great camera to photograph them (in natural light of course). But I recently realized the scanner on the 2nd floor in the powell building scan pretty good quality work!

Quincy Boyd said...

Very,Very nice work!

pablo pablo said...

Great jobs!