I’ve always loved black and white portraiture and I wanted to try and create an art piece in black and white.
Found an inspiration photo and transferred it to my paper using the grid method. Then I painted the whole thing with diluted India Ink, concentrating on defining the highlights and shadows. The collage work on the hair takes a long time. This time instead of tearing the paper, and since I wanted more control over the shape and direction of the hairs, I used an Exacto knife to cut the strands.
- Original Size: 12″ x 16″
- Surface: 300# Arches Watercolor paper
- Media: India ink, acrylic paint, and collage paper
- 12″ x 16″ reprints on watercolor paper are available