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The Saga of Victor by Robin Monroe

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Close up of Watercolor Painting on 8 × 10 inch textured clayboard:
This is the final of my Sojie Portrait project. I would like to thank Ian English for giving me permission to use his wonderful, soulful image as the reference for my painting

Below are the work in progress:
Just a few more touches, I need to work on the background and his clothes and a few other details here and there before the final.

WIP# 3
I added the first watercolor wash using the following watercolors, Burnt Sienna, Ultamarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna and in the clothing only some Cadmium Yellow. Will need to let this dry before continuing and this will probably be the last work in progress and the next post will most likely be the final….

Work in Progress 2:

I have sketched the portrait image onto an 8 × 10 inch claybord textured panel leaving out the shaded areas which will be done with watercolor paints.

WIP# 1

This is my first Work in Progress of the fantastic portrait by Ian English… which is a preliminary graphite sketch on paper…

This portrait has so much soul and character and I hope my final painting will show that as well. Anyway with portraits I always like to start out with a preliminary graphite sketch to get a feel for the image. Also, I want to have the ease of being able to erase if I feel something is just not quite right. Sometimes I will do several prelimary sketches until I think I have a feel for the image before starting on the final. I plan on doing this in watercolor on an 8 × 10 inch aquabord.

Check out the Sojie Portrait Workshop for there are some amazing artists and work going on over there. This workshop is open to everyone. Sojie Portrait

Painting is a passion of mine. It brings me great happiness to be able to share my art with others and I hope that as you view my work the pleasure I felt in creating it comes through loud and clear. Art created from the heART…

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  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 2 years ago

    nice job…very well done…

  • Thanks so very much George:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • labaker
    labakerover 2 years ago

    YES, YES, YES!!! way to go Robin :))

  • Thank you my friend:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • ArtPearl
    ArtPearlover 2 years ago

    This came out great! (The final touches after the last wip REALLY made it)

  • Thank you so very much Art:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 2 years ago

    Wow Robin this is truly beautiful. Congratulations on a wonderful translation.

  • Thank you so very much Anthea:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • jopey
    jopeyover 2 years ago

    I love the colour in this Robin..it’s so real..well done

  • Thanks so much Joe:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 2 years ago

    You really out did yourself with this one my dear. So much character was added all around with background and figure. Well done indeed!!!

  • I was feeling this one, glad you like…Thanks my friend:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 2 years ago

    This came out beautifully! You have worked very hard!

  • Thank you Pamela:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    You’ve done a fabulous job Robin. So well done.

  • Thank you so much sis, you can add another smile to your collection…two from me today:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • Ian English
    Ian Englishover 2 years ago

    Wow Robin !!! Congratulations, you have done a marvellous job here and captured the soul and character so well !!! You must have been working overtime to complete this in the time space. I’m honoured that you chose my portrait to paint. All the best…..Ian

  • Oh I so enjoyed painting this, Thank you so very much Ian:)

    – Robin Monroe

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 2 years ago

    EXCELLENT work, Robin! Darn impressive!!

  • Thank you so very much Donna:)

    – Robin Monroe

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