Thursday, October 23, 2008

Black Widow - dismount

Okay, everyone's got to be sick of this image by now, but it is finally finished.

As to the process, it was really a building up of layers of color to get it where I wanted it. Then using water, a clean brush and a paper towel, I picked out the highlights on her hair, skin and suit. With a little bit of water on a brush, I dab the area I want to lift the paint from. Going back over the same area until I get the amount of highlight I want. In the hair is was only a little bit of color picked up, with the sleek body suit, I scrubbed until I got back down to the paper in some places. Then I used a little bit of white Prismacolor in a few areas too. This was done in ink and watercolor on 12" x 18" Strathmore 140# 400 series watercolor paper.


Brian Jones said...

Nothing to be tired of here.....Who doesnt like a smokin hot redhead in a skin tight outfit?

Royce Thrower said...

Brian took the words right out of my mouth. Speaking of picking out highlights. I would pick this picture out as one!

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks guys. Hey Brian, I like your new avatar!

Gary M. Peiffer said...

The change from the non-highlight to the high lighted version is remarkable! Great technique!

Is she headed to ebay too?


Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Gary. I'm not sure about eBay yet. It's hit or miss there for me lately. Especially with a color piece.