I got a new pad of tonal paper. I was inspired from a cartoonist that liked to sit in the mall and draw caricatures of people as the walked by. I noticed that he was using minimal color to get the flesh tones and all of his effort went on expression and position. When I got my pad, I went with the smallest size they had just to experiment with women of color. It is much easier especially using color pencil. Usually, when I try, the tones come out ashen or muddy. With this piece I used three colors. Oddly enough, olive was the perfect color for shading.
This was created on 8.5 × 5.5 tonal sketch paper. I used water color pencil, ink, and gel pen.
Feminine Intent Group 5/7/2013
Bubbling Artists Group 5/7/2013
Peace, Love, and Tranquility Group 5/8/2013
Freedom To Shine Group 5/12/2013
Pouts, Poses and Portraits Group 5/15/2013
Pencils Group 5/30/2013
Lips Group 7/5/2013