Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film hero

 

1542651923067I painted this portrait using gouache in a very watery manner almost like watercolour. You can see the transparency effect in the coat. It is the advantage of gouache you have the choice between transparency and opacity in the application of the paint.

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An author ‘s inspiring story from Facebook

African author screen print

I was totally inspired by Chimamanda’s full TED Talk about the danger of a single story which appeared on Facebook. For more information about this subject…here is the link  http://bit.ly/2utmnE5

This portrait was done with brushpen and gouache. I was not sure about the background colour so I used my computer to do a mock up before deciding on this golden yellow.  She is such a solar subject that a sunshine colour seemed the right choice !