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Rachel's baby

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Camera Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Exposure Time 1/250
ISO 100

Rachel's Baby

Created in this Craftsy class

Painting Realistic Watercolors taught by Mario Robinson

Learn watercolor techniques used by the masters! Advance your painting skills and create dynamic, realistic watercolors like never before.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Painting
Subject Figure
Material Watercolor
Style Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Mario, I attempted to follow your process while creating this image with the exception of the background color. I paid close attention to the drafting of the image as I wanted a strong foundation. I then applied the monochromatic glaze on the figures but not the background. I may have made my biggest mistake there but I was uncertain of what I wanted to do. I did not want a background of images and things, perhaps sky and I still have an opportunity to do that as the image is not completed. .I used the colors from my pallet that have worked for me because I do not have opera red, but intend to get it soon. I liked the bronze color of Rachel because she has darker skin that the baby (did I say this was taken from a photo and I will try to add it to the project page) .In the end (almost) I struggled with the hair and I was concerned about the baby's hair, so sparse but, I am now liking the end results.

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Is the piece for sale? No

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What are you most proud of? I am elated that I have been following Mario's teaching and my work has turned for the better.

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Thanks Mario, I feel yours and Dean's tail wind !

07/01/2014 Flag


07/10/2014 Flag

Thanks Chelsea

09/02/2014 Flag

and again ... Great, how you put everything of Mario's course into action. Big expression of motherly feelings. So cute.

11/10/2014 Flag

Thank you

02/17/2016 Flag

Wow, just wow. I'm not taking this class... yet. This "student" painting is a fabulous advertisement for it, though. Congratulations on a stunning portrait of Mother Love.

02/17/2016 Flag

Thank you HG

02/17/2016 Flag

This is beautiful. It's like I can see the joy the mother feels as she holds her child, in her posture and that little bit of smile we see.

05/23/2016 Flag