Week one of the Summer of Color is in full swing. In fact the second weeks colours will be announced tomorrow - I'm hoping (though - thinking what we have planned - not holding my breath) I have time to play earlier next week! Still, am squeaking in just under the wire this week.
The colours we had to play are Aqua Blue & Yellow with a smudge, splash or pop of Hot Pink.
I still want to improve my watercolours and also my faces. However - due to time and panic and not wanting to miss a single week of this fabulous event... I went for the next best thing and cracked open the Neocolour ii crayons.
|Neocolour ii crayons|
For reference I used a brilliant photo by Alex Lee Johnson on Paint My Photo. You might need to join the site to be able to view it. It's well worth it - the site is free and the aim is for photographers to provide photos for people to paint without the fear of copyright issues. There's so much inspiration on there. So much. This is the first one I have attempted and she looks nothing like the photo but I enjoyed it so much and had a lot of fun.
Here's what she'd look like if you met her down a dark alleyway...If you'd like to see what everyone else did with the colour combo or play along yourself (every single medium is welcome) there are already over 100 participants this week - you can click here.
Also claiming her as number 13 of my 40 Portraits.
Thanks for stopping by today :)