I absolutely love it when I can combine multiple challenges in one project! So today's Watercolor Wednesday also serves as entries 7 through 12 in the Index-Card-a-Day challenge as well as characters 150 through 155 towards my goal of 365 characters in 2013. (A mere 210 characters to go! Ha!)
These greyscale portraits were painted on vintage tabbed index cards from old yearbook photos using only white goauche (opaque watercolor) and Payne's Grey. The point of this exercise is to learn to really see, compare, and translate changes in value.
My yearbooks are all from the 80s so I focused on the teacher photos since they were less...um...afflicted...by all that 80s hair and sad fashion choices! I would love to get my hands on some older yearbooks (say from the 50s) so I can continue this series.