Thursday, August 19, 2010

PORTRAIT TWO - ALAINA ILLUSTRATION

I redrew this onto the hotpress watercolor paper and then lightly added some color after I went over the graphite lines with pigma ink.  It's more of a pen and ink with watercolor portrait.  I'm still working on the traditional watercolor portrait of her but I like the cleanness of this one.  What do you think?  She may like it because it's so different from Jocelyn's portrait and while she likes to be able to do everything her older sister does, she also likes to be different...you know girls...




Here's the start of the traditional watercolor portrait (second try at this one)...




(Blogger has made another change to how you post photos and the top bar is different - I have to say I LIKE IT!  The photos go right where you have your cursor and you can resize and position it after you put it in the post!)

6 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

I like your pen and ink. Clean & fresh and a great expression. Can't wait to try out the changes with the photos. That could be so difficult trying to get your photos where you wanted them.

laura said...

I like the approach too, and it's really lovely on the eyes! I like the background too--so airy!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Vicki and Laura! I wonder if she'll like it...if I give it to her, that is!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

I love the freshness, too!

Jane said...

I love the pen & ink, Rhonda. Good job.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Pam and Jane :)