Monday, 29 October 2012

soft vs sketchy

As those of you who are friends with me on facebook will know, I finished another custom portrait from my etsy shop the other day.  Suzette sent me a lovely photo of her and her cute fat baby.  As I was painting it, it didn't seem right to use so many heavy black sketchy lines as I did in my other portraits, so I used a lot of white and diluted the black until it was like watercolour so that everything looked softer.  It was just such a sweet picture I just couldn't mark it up with black.


But when I showed the finished product to Suzette, she confessed that she kind of wanted me to mark it up with black.  So I did, trying my best to preserve the sweetness of the portrait in the middle.



Suzette loved it.  I still like the first one better, but Ben likes it the second way.  Which one do you like better?

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