1950’s Portrait

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Dodgy scan!

Having done quite a few sepia portraits, I thought I’d have a go at monochrome – so no tea this time, obviously, but watered-down acrylic paint. For some reason I prefer to do that than use watercolours – I can’t seem to master watercolours!
This scan doesn’t show it (is it just me or are they getting brighter?!), but I hope the original, on cartridge paper, has a bit more shadowing and highlighting going on. Either way, it was a lot of fun to do and I am quite pleased with the result – needless to say I have already done another one! Not another portrait exactly, but a drawing using the same method with no other colours added. I’ll post it up in a few days and see what you think.

Now, how to get these rollers out…

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