Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dolce Bella

Pastel & Colored Pencil on Arches Watercolor Paper

Today I started working on Bella, a birthday gift for a friend.  It's a fun challenge to work on black objects because you have to rely on color to add volume and life to the form.  I used reds, blues, and sage tones in the shadow area to embellish the black and add movement to the piece.  This is the in-progress from day 1, about 6 hours in; enjoy!

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