• Day 229 "Practice a la Charlies Reid" ink 9 x 12

    4 monthes ago - By Jody Regan

    I dug out this great book, "Portrait Painting in Watercolor" by Charles Reid from 1973. It is packed with information, with some step by step instructions for painting individual facial features. Today I tried painting a few mouths, using Reid's explanation. Some are successful; some look like plucked turkeys, and the entire page resembles an Escher if glimpsed quickly. It's a bit odd to see the disembodied lips, but I like and need the brush practice. Will continue and see where it goes. If you can pick up the book somewhere, I highly recommend.
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