Practicing Darker Skin Tones: Daily Art Practice
I mentioned last week that I did some spring cleaning in my garden. I purchased my plants at the greenhouse, and I am now waiting until the temperatures allow me to plant. As you can see, I added 3 wire trellises to the sections where I have berries growing. If not, they grow over the paths, and I am always getting thorns stuck in my legs. I (and hubby) will be adding compost before I plant, to bring the level of soil up a bit higher in the beds. I know soil doesn’t evaporate but it is amazing how it disappears. Or maybe it just settles? Regardless, I am eager to get growing!
Daily Art Practice
I completed another practice portrait a month or so ago and realized that I hadn’t shared it. I am working off a photo from Pinterest for reference. You can see the reference HERE. Below is my initial sketch. I have taped the edges off to create a nice border when I am finished.
I found her skin tone to be challenging as I have never painted darker skin so I will definitely be trying this again to get more practice. I liked that the palette was limited, and I also had the change to practice folds in fabric.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Earl Grey. Nothing like a pot of tea with lunch!
Happy Tea Day,