20 thoughts on “331 Portrait of Toomas Hendrik Ilves”

  1. I like this. The more I think about using color (mind you, not actually using color–just thinking about it), the more impressed I am by what you are able to achieve. I’m working up the courage to give it a go. I still don’t get: how do you know which color to put down first? Light? Dark? I am easily baffled. Anyway: nice drawing.

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    • Thanks a lot! Well i heard somewhere that you start light and then go darker.. So that’s what i have been doing.. To begin with i mixed the colors in a plastic tray before applying them, but now i start with some light red and then i add a little this and that gradually to get something that looks realistic.. With watercolor it’s part of the game o play with the water on your paper.. it can get too dry or too wet.. I saw you did a table in colorpencils – that was not bad! I’ve never tried colorpencils!,

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  2. I like this. The more I think about using color (mind you, not actually using color–just thinking about it), the more impressed I am by what you are able to achieve. I’m working up the courage to give it a go. I still don’t get: how do you know which color to put down first? Light? Dark? I am easily baffled. Anyway: nice drawing.

    Reply
    • Thanks a lot! Well i heard somewhere that you start light and then go darker.. So that’s what i have been doing.. To begin with i mixed the colors in a plastic tray before applying them, but now i start with some light red and then i add a little this and that gradually to get something that looks realistic.. With watercolor it’s part of the game o play with the water on your paper.. it can get too dry or too wet.. I saw you did a table in colorpencils – that was not bad! I’ve never tried colorpencils!,

      Reply

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