Friday, April 9, 2010

Portraits, portraits and edamame

I am having a great time doing portraits for Julia Kay's Portrait Party on Flickr. I can't stop doing them, but I can be like that about many things. Like when I love a certain food, I will want to eat it for every meal. Right now I am really into edamame. So it's lots of edamame and portraits.

We will be going back to Bali soon, so I am getting into my Bali mind set. This is a portrait of my friend Yanti.

And then I did beautiful Yanti again, mixing it up a bit with more dramatic color and pencils.

A quick watercolor of the Easter tulips before they got tossed. I added some digital lines using Corel Painter. Digital art is a total unknown area for me, but I am curious about it. It is quite awkward for me to make my hand move the cursor to do the work or go the direction I want. It is not like moving a pen around on a piece of paper, but you can hit the "undo" button. I do worry about the work looking too "digital" but I must keep learning.

Back to more portraits.

21 comments:

travelingsuep said...

Beautiful portraits Jennifer. I like the set at the top.

Like you I am unsure of how to use digital technology, but unlike you I am not experimenting with it. I think I will watch your results and think about it.

donnamcm said...

That is the beauty of digital art--the undo button. Assume that you have a Wacom tablet with pen using Painter. Once you get used to that hand/eye coordination, it is like a natural drawing movement.

Love all the portraits!

7even.shades.of.black said...

As always, you do amazing watercolor portrait work i want to start working on that myself

nanke's stuff said...

Your portraits are superb! I love your intense colors and your line work is really good. I know zip about digital art, but I can tell you your tulips don't look digital at all to me. nancy

curiouscrow said...

Nice lively portraits - i like them very much People are my favourite subject.

drawn2life said...

Fantastic portraits Jennifer! I always enjoy visiting your spot here!

L.A.French said...

Beautiful, beautiful portraits!

Shirley said...

I love your portrait series. I would love access to some photos that I can draw for art practice - not blog posting. Can you tell me how to get to the galleries of the images you are using? You can email me offline.

Sandra said...

The portraits are outstanding! The light touch you used on the digital piece is a compliment to the flowers-just the right amount.

Janene said...

Wonderful portraits--I am inspired!!

Ramona Davidson said...

Wow! What wonderful art.

raena said...

Wonderful portraits, and I think the tulips came out quite well! I really had to look to see where you added the digital. There is so little of it that I would have never seen it otherwise!

Sandy said...

Oh Jennifer, your portraits are Amazing, I love them all and you make it look so easy!! Back to Bali, you must have the prep drill in order. Of course just as the Maine weather starts to bloom!

Margaret Ann said...

Your portraits are filled with such expression and energy...as are your brush strokes...LOVE them!

Winna Jill said...

I love looking at your creations! They are inspiring and Maine has a prize in you for sure ! Winna Jill

Tracey said...

I love your portaits. I am really inspired by your work.

A Brush with Color said...

I love your portraits--they're full of life. The digital art mixed with the watercolors is a great look.

Sandy in Michigan said...

As usual, your portraits are amazing!

Yevgenia Watts said...

Love the yellow tulips! Fresh and happy. I wouldn't have thought there was any computer involved if I didn't know.

vickie said...

Wow, your work is amazing! Watercolor is such a hard medium, I keep reminding myself...baby steps! Thanks for the inspiration.

Gallery of My Broken Art! said...

Jennifer....
I love them all....great colors.
And oh boy did you just mention Bali??? I miss all the food. You makes me homesick now, LOL....

Take care,
Yulia