Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Trial and Error

Ok, so not everything turns out on paper like we see it in ours heads, does it? I had this idea to paint a high contrast (just black and white, no mid tones) portrait of myself over a background created using the serendipity technique I demo'ed in this post. It didn't turn out QUITE how I imagined it. Don't get me wrong, it's still cool in its own way. I think next time I will try watercolors in a brown tone so that the the background can still be seen through the paint. Also, I discovered I need to be a little more careful about what I put in my background. One piece of orange scrap ended up dominating my face and one corner of a dark red piece of scrap ended up hiding most of the detail in my right eye.