I came across Michael about a year ago on YouTube. I was fascinated. You will see what I mean if you take a look at this video. If you don’t have time in your day, just watch the beginning, skip to the middle and then the end. You just won’t believe the end result. He mixes a small amount of acrylic medium with his acrylic paints to make the colors just flow, blend and shade. If you have time, watch some of his other videos. Amazing!
So, I sat myself down to play with some faces, Michael inspired. I did not use his method of mixing the paint and gel medium. I used watercolor paints in a Moleskine watercolor journal. Whatchya think?
It’s really freeing when you don’t have to make a mouth, eyes or lips perfect. I loved using crazy, bright colors on the facial features. Portrait rules are out the window. Thank you, Michael.
Hope you enjoyed this fun little escape from the norm.
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