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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mugshot 32: Possible Family Member

This possible family member has always been enraptured with color, so I tried to use as much of it as I could. It is more colorful than this in real life. I think it made a difference that I started with a decision on the palette color (blue/orange) and tied everything to it, not by thinking so much, just by drawing from a blue/orange mix a base for all the grays, so there's more coherence. I remember getting into trouble really fast by just trying to use a lot of color. This is another idea I learned in Jennifer Balkan's class: decide on a color palette and stay with it. Also, this is a pretty good ear, so I'm content. And a second also: these are getting easier and quicker.


  1. I like the shadows on this, too. Your family members make great mug shots! :-)

  2. You crack me up..."this is a pretty good ear". This is a good everything!
    Like hearing Jennifer's palette decision idea. A helpful reminder.
    I feel like the orange and blue play very well against her skin tones.

  3. Thank you for your comment on my website Jean, have a great day :-)