Seriously, the differences between my sweetie and I
in terms of decor is that I am a modernist
and my man loves rich tapestries, textures, passementerie and tassels.
I gave him a set of Indian red beaded tassels a few years ago,
and he immediately placed them on his ears for a lark.
(He is also very Playful!)
The plaid of his shirt was helped along by two inks,
Super5 Dublin and then, after drying, Noodler’s Lexington Grey (diluted).
It allowed me to add Quin Coral without lifting the under colors.
I topped both (after drying thoroughly — yes I am learning patience)
with a white gel pen and Carbon Black ink.
Honestly, I had to overwork the background.
Didn’t like the creamy colors I started with and finally deep red to cover.
The reds picked up the creamy color and not quite happy with it, but oh well.
And how does one do stubble?
Still learning, not used to portraiture.
Nice to have one of us together to work with, stealing a kiss on the sofa.
Inked sketches on a handmade Arches Journal with a
Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen, Super5 Dublin,
Noodler’s Lexington Grey, and Platinum Carbon (black),
and Greenleaf & Blueberry, Holbein and Daniel Smith watercolors.
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