How loose do I want to do portraits? I did a series of “sketches” yesterday to play around with that but also decided to explore several color palettes and mediums (oil pastels versus pen versus straight up gouache).
I really like this palette but not sure I liked the oil pastel lines. I like the color. Maybe if my sheet is bigger so the lines are not so big relative to the composition.
I love the colors (the balance of yellows and blues) but the linework feels contrived.
I didn’t like my color selection — it’s too real, too hot… but I really like the structure of the face.
I liked the drawing when I did it and i LOVE this palette but I don’t like the inked lines.
I liked the size of this one — I feel like I had enough room to be more relaxed about the strokes. And the color palette is great too. I took what I learned from the previous ones and applied it to this one.