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Creating "Lucy"

"Lucy" came about as I needed a special project to keep my mind extra busy while my one Grandbaby had surgery.  I chose to do an image of his older sister, 9 year old.
I did this mainly in one day.

I began with a wash of Acrylic paint to create my backdrop or negative space and then drew her image with a 2h pencil.  I wanted minimal lines on the paper.  I rarely start with on element, such as the eye, but that is exactly what I did with "Lucy"  I focused on her eye and my connection with her.
Knowing that my base paint will be a harmonizing factor to the finished piece, and act like a pencil in my hand as I allow that paint color to come through and become an important unifying piece to the image.

I felt as though she could see me, as I worked on her. I loved that intimate connection.  I am working with minimal paint, but more use of Prismacolor pencils.  I love practicing my craft and reminding myself how important it is to ALWAYS practice values, shading, contour…

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