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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Failed Experiment

A friend's daughter came to work the other day and waited for her mom to take her to dance lessons. I got her to give me some dancer poses (hilarious!) but most liked the one where she made a turn, pulled her skirt up, and waited for me to tell her what to do next. This one WILL be done again -- maybe in pastel or colored pencil or even watercolor.

This was where I started -- watercolor plopped down on Bristol. I really thought I would be able to get more detail and a better quality of shading with graphite over this, but it just didn't work like I'd planned. I went back in a time or two with a wet brush to lift a thing here and there, and to put in a little more color here and there, and was surprised to find that the graphite smeared. Ooops.

Oh well. Lesson learned!

AND I just realized, today is the last day of NaBloPoMo, and I made it! (I think -- I'll have to go back and check.) December starts tomorrow -- what shall THAT month bring, I wonder?
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5 comments:

Teri C said...

Well it will bring Christmas silly. Maybe we should have a Christmas-sketch-a-day month.

I really like your girl and hope you do it again to 'your' satisfaction. The pose is quite striking.

Sioux said...

I love the finished product!

africantapestry said...

I've done the same thing with water and graphite, but they're lessons learned, like you say..even so, I really like this...maybe you could try again over it with some more graphite?
ronell

ujwala said...

i love this wc! and congratulations on making it through nablopomo.

janey said...

I'm not sure why this is failed. I like it as is. Very moody feeling for such a little girl.