Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine Sweater

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This little watercolor is for the Illustration Friday topic, "sweater." I just love big chunky knit things, as many hours pursuing etsy would attest too, so that's what I decided to illustrate. The drawing was really fun to do. It was nice to exaggerate and simplify the figure once I finally let myself. As I was working on the drawing, I knew that I wanted to make it a monochromatic painting in the end. Once it was finished it took me what felt like forever to actually decide what color to make the monochromatic painting. I thought of blue, probably because of the cold. I thought of green because I like green a lot, and it seemed a challenge. I finally decided on the pink-y red of quinacradone rose because it seemed ever so appropriate for Valentines Day. Seems like her favorite sweater is her valentine this year. :) My biggest self critique is that where I started to make the wash for the sweater a graded wash I got way too much water too fast and it didn't make the gradient I was going for at all, but it still works for me. It was good practice and fun to do anyway. Hope you like it!


  1. I've just discovered your blog, it's wonderful! You're very talented!! I like the huge collar, the colors fist the theme of valentine and also her expression, she is in love! :)

  2. Beautiful style and colour choice!

  3. I could use a big chunky sweater like that. Really lovely!

  4. Beautiful! I love the colors and the expression~~


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