On Saturday, I continued my watercolor word search portraits at the Party Punx event, “The Big Top“, at The Airliner Nightclub in Los Angeles. The process is getting increasingly streamlined the more I practice. I tend to complicate things, especially when it comes to art decisions. I’ll take you through it (with pictures!)
The first step: LOOK at the word search and write down the first three words you find in my notebook.
Second, I take a reference shot. With blinding light at this event. Sorry. 🙂
Third, I begin with pen line drawings. I’ve been starting with an eye and moving out from there. I add watercolor after. Once it dries, I add more pen for contrast and definition.
Watercolor introduces a lot of different factors to consider and control or roll with. I’ve mostly focused on creating portraits that resemble the photograph, literally. I’m interested in moving toward the abstract.
Step 4: I scan the images and add them to their predecessors and post them here. [That’s like three things in one step, but yeah it’s messy, and consolidation is my attempt to simplify.]
I have a solo show coming up in Lil Tokyo at Epodz. I’d like to put the portraits together side by side.
A GIF of the PartyPunx paintings:
This GIF has all of the watercolor word search portraits to date, save the above
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I post twice a week in two sorts of ways: In the beginning of the week, I share new art/discussions about the process of works in progress. Around Friday I post segments with Comic Lorna in my audiobio comic series called, Affect.