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Mystery Girl Detective in Purple

While I worked on the sketch for this painting I listened to a mystery audiobook with a female detective so when it came time to do the painting, I decided to make her a detective in a dark subway or tunnel. Using a limited, complimentary palette, see reference photo below…

Stacy D from Sktchy in Gouache using Zorn Palette, 10x7 inches

Librarian (?) in Gouache with Zorn Palette

I dramatically changed the setting of this portrait from a graffiti-covered wall (photo at bottom) to a library. There was something about her expression and clothing that made me think judgmental librarian…

Jennifer L. from Sktchy, weird 3-color gouache triadic color scheme, 10x8 inches

Triadic Color Scheme in Gouache

I wasn’t particularly attracted to paint this reference photo (at bottom of post) so I tried to think of this not as a portrait but a puzzle to play with color mixing plus a chance to practice my drawing…

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