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In Context: Letting Things Go

January 7, 2019
Sakura Pigma Professional Brush Pen FW and Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. (This is the creamy white, not the bright white, sheet.)

I find that a great way to let things go, or change feelings, is to draw something that expresses how I feel.

Give it a try.

Let’s use our art for our own personal benefit!

    • Paul
    • January 7, 2019
    Reply

    Wonderful character study Roz! LOVE your varied line work, fleshtone colours, and clean rendering of form shadows on the white shirt. Realy nice balance here. What are the fleshtone colours? This must be your shortest post ever, let it go!?😁

    1. Reply

      Glad you enjoyed this. It’s one of those sketches I’ve been making lately with flats and filberts and trying to do as few strokes as possible. I am a HUGE fan of Schmincke’s Saturn Red, which washes out as a lovely orange great for most caucasian skin tones and as undertones for other races. So that is all over here. And a bit of transparent orange in the hair and throat as well. The blue is Azure Cobalt which I love because it granulates so nicely. I fixe it with a cool red or perylene maroon to get some nice lavenders. I’m not sure that the lavenders are always the way to go, but lately it’s what I’ve been playing with and will do so until I change the box out. (I’m not sure which cool red I was using here as I used it so little, but I think it was a carmine, I’d have to look at my spec sheet which is buried on the shelf somewhere). As for the shortest post ever, not quite. I think there have been some other in-context posts where I don’t have any text. And I seem to remember something that was one line long a long time ago. But it’s close. More short posts coming up as I work ahead to cover the post surgery days.

    • Paul
    • January 7, 2019
    Reply

    Thanks so much for your thorough reply Roz. I LOVE the “clean” look that fewer masterfully applied brush strokes give here. A reminder for me to fuss less!

    1. Reply

      I repeat constantly “Don’t fuss, Don’t fuss.” I think it is a lifelong thing when you are detail oriented like we are! But just know that there is great freedom in loose strokes, once the nausea passes—and it does with practice. Have a fantastic 2019.

    • Pat Dicker
    • January 7, 2019
    Reply

    I love your portraits. They are each so lively. You won’t remember, but it was a pleasure meeting you at Sketchkon! Thank you for your continued inspiration. Take care.

    1. Reply

      Thanks Pat! (I bet I would remember if I saw a photo!) I’m glad you had fun at Sketchkon and I’m glad you area enjoying the blog. I hope you have a creative 2019!

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