Figure in watercolor on Yupo by Meera Rao
Figure in watercolor on YUPO by Meera Rao
For almost three weeks now I have been practicing drawing the human figure. Painting on Yupo was perfect for practicing with watercolors since I could easily rectify any mistakes by wiping off! I drew with watercolor pencils for the top one and graphite pencil for the bottom one before picking up transparent watercolors and had fun with it. It has been very exciting and challenging.
Last year I volunteered to be a model for a portrait painting demo at our watercolor society meeting. The one thing I noticed was that the artist constantly looked at me --as much or more than looking down at the paper. Her rapid fire glances, constant measuring and checking the angles was my takeaway from the session --since I couldn't see what she was drawing only how she was looking at the model!
I came across this quote by Leonardo da Vinci : "Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works." So off to more practice :)