Artwork, travel, and musings by artist, Gail H. Shelton.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Granny for Mother's Day
I was asked to do this portrait as a gift for Mother's day. It is 11 x 14, done in colored pencil. The wrinkles are very interesting...much easier to draw in fact than smooth skin. I am using Polychromos pencils on Fabriano watercolor paper. It has a great smooth surface, and holds the pencil well.
Second day...a little more progress. There is not really a flesh color; I have to mix colors to achieve it. I am using a gold underneath, then some peach color, some rose pink, and some unber for the darks. I will continue to add color and detail as I go.