Viktoriya is a lovely Russian girl who does Cosplay postings on Deviant Art. She did a series as Katniss Everdeen and one of her photos looked like a great watercolour portrait practice. You can see them here on the KarenScarlet site. I did some sketches and a few watercolours before asking her if that was OK. Yesterday she left a note saying this was cool as long as I showed her the work. Therefore here is a posting of my work and I will post the better two on my site in Deviant Art.
Thank you Viktoriya – that was very kind of you.
Here is the second painting. mmm 😛
OK here is the last one I did a couple of weeks ago – definitely progress
Then last night when Viktoriya left a note saying she was happy for me to do the work I decided to do one more. I am still tired from my trip to Botswana for some reason I don’t understand and also had spent most of the day writing a module for my online course on Personal Mastery as well as a supporting blog posting for a newsletter – which you can read on my website of my other world if you like. Heck – you could throw caution to the wind and sign up for my newsletter for which you would get my free e-book on managing change. OK enough of the heavy marketing speak.
Here is how I started. So far so good don’t you think? I get the feeling that something is clicking in my brain around getting proportions right.
And here is my first wash. which was also OK.
And here is how I left it last night. I was going squint and fumbling the delicate washes so decided to call it a night and go snooze.
Today I am feeling distinctly under the weather and decided to lie low instead of doing the local park-run. I was just catching up on my social media when a coaching client called and suggested a walk up to the gorge on Helderberg. This is a stiff climb but sounded like just the thing. Now I am back after a cup of rooibos at the stream in gorge and I did these touch-ups and this is now it: