Fritz! The design process for this handsome guy was pretty straightforward. I mean, how can you go wrong with a smile like that?
•It started with a gorgeous reference photo, which of course, helps a lot! •But translating that into paint can sometimes be tricky, so I like to do a quick sketch, just to test colors, and get a feel for the pose. •Then I sketch it out onto watercolor paper, and get in the darks first, leaving the lights. I wanted to change the bandanna from the one in the reference because the client said he’s always wearing one, usually plaid. Also, plaid is fun to paint!😝 I made sure to get the name tag in there because I love when the name tag shows.
•I almost always do the background last. Usually I do a one flat color, but I liked the way the photo blurred the colors and I thought I’d try to mimic that with a little wet-on-wet watercolor technique. I was so happy with how it turned out!
Day 20, design process
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