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Literary Pursuit

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It has been a while since I did figure painting and I am back painting with this one.

Reference photo : Ross Lynem from paintmyphoto.ning.com
12 by 4.5 inches on Arches 140 lb.

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June 1, 2013 at 10:29 pm

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Playing Dress Up

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Here is my first painting for this year. I am personally not satisfied with the painting because of the error in judgement during the sketching stage. I read a tip somewhere online to use watercolor pencil for outline since the color would dissolve away during subsequent washes. For most part, the color did dissolve but the outline still remained. To make matter worse, I used sky blue watercolor pencil to outline the sketch. I had to use the “proxy” brushes for cleaning the dental braces to scrub away most of the stubborn lines. It helped to a certain extent. So I feel my result is so and so.

This sweet shy girl is my niece playing dress-up for a fancy dress competition at her school. The reference photo is courtesy of her parents. I hope they like it.

9 by 12 inches on 140# watercolor paper

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January 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm

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The Ballerina

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I happened to come across this forum thread in WetCanvas where the contributor, Amelia Jordan offered the challenge to draw the ballerina from her photo. If you browse the thread, you can see various versions in watercolor. The adorable pose of the dancer inspired me to try it out. This is my first try to do a figure painting with an indoor background. I have never painted a wooden flooring before. So for my first try, it came out okay.

The Ballerina
9 by 12 inches on 140# cp watercolor paper
Reference photo by Amelia Jordan

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August 26, 2009 at 2:44 am

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Beach Bum

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Beach Bum
9 by 12 inches on 140# cp watercolor paper
Reference photo : From nizi at Morguefile

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July 22, 2009 at 5:15 am

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Onlooker

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This painting is part of the DSFDF challenge that is hosted by the artist Karin Jurick. As suggested by Karin, I did a full figure sketch first as shown below:

Then I proceeded with painting the figure in watercolor. This exercise helped me build confidence and mitigated the lingering doubt in my mind about my figure sketching skills. Obviously I did not strive to build an exact likeness of the person since that was not my goal.

Onlooker
6 by 9 inches on 140 -lb cp watercolor paper
Reference photo by Karin Jurick

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July 16, 2009 at 3:51 pm

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Samvid at Four

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Sorry for the crappy image of my latest figure drawing…but I am so excited to post it here as soon as I finished it. This is my first figure drawing on a large scale. The image size is almost around 12 by 19.5 inches; so it is bigger that what my scanner can accomodate. I will update it with a better image soon.

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June 29, 2009 at 3:44 pm

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At the Beach

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I started painting this way after the deadline for submitting the image for the DSFDF online challenge. I personally think the composition is too plain and boring. I feel that there is something amiss. Maybe, you need to add more figures to this scene. The painting was challenging since I have never painted a beach scene before.

9 by 12 inches on 140# cp watercolor paper

Reference Photo by Karin Jurick

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April 4, 2009 at 12:05 am

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