Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Five Minute Portraits on a Prepared Background

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Well, I have to say, this was really fun! I prepared a background using diluted Golden Fluid Acrylics. I wasn't sure how a fountain pen would respond to the prepared surface, but it worked quite well! In fact, the pen skipped less over the surface than it did before, and it washed with the waterbrush just fine. This is Noodler's Sequoia ink, sketched with a Platinum Preppy pen. I'm still setting the timer for five minutes.....


  1. Great idea to practice portraits this way. I should try that. Good job oand good thinking.

  2. Jump on in, Joan! It would be great to have a buddy doing the same thing.

  3. Oh, you're so disciplined! Am going to look you up at FB as Jesh (Here I go under Jeannette, and my 2nd blogpage is Art Notes -click on top right side bar).