March 30th, 2015

Portrait of Daisy Pearl

Artist: Riko Colin Chock, United States
Artist Statement: This quick sketch is another try at understanding the properties of gouache and a little bit of facial anatomy. I used as a reference a photo from the fantastic iPhone app Sktchy.

What struck me about the particular reference photo were the beautiful colors of the subject’s hair and the nearly identical colors of her sunglasses and jacket. I used a Russett Caran d’Ache Supracolor Soft Aquarelle pencil to create a light wash to roughly block in the shapes and then started painting with Schmincke Horadam gouache in Stillman & Birn’s wonderfully robust Beta Series sketchbook. I post my artwork on my Flickr photostream here:

MEDIA: Water-soluble colored pencil and gouache
SURFACE: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Finish

Portrait of Daisy Pearl


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