Thursday, August 12, 2010

Blue Lady

Who says one has to use only "normal" skin tones to paint faces?! Nobody you can see.
I have to say I am pleased with the result. For the reddish tone, I used naphtol crimson from liquitex. Used alone, this color is so bright I cannot stand to look at it. I thought I will never used it, but in this combination I think it works well. For the background, I was not sure it I should go neutral. In the end I decided not to. I used scraps from my leftover pile and I think the orange balances the cool palette nicely. I added some colored pencil and pen doodles and voila ...