Dangrrr Doll Step-By-Step

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Recently I completed this 8"x6" watercolor of Dangrrr Doll. I took pics along the way so you can see my progress!

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After sketching in an outline, I started laying in the darkest areas with a fairly dark value., though not the darkest one.

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I continued to do this, while applying lighter washes to areas that were in shadow but not black. Some edges, like the feathers, I left crisp, while others I softened by adding clean water to the edge if the wash while it was still wet.

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Here you can see I've applied more washes in shadow areas, but I've also started glazing texture into the feather fans.

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Nearing completion, I focus on more texture all over, and including half tones on the skin and hair.

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Some last minute details and unifying washes over large areas, and I have a completed little watercolor. :-)

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Soon I will post a step-by-step progress of a negative space watercolor painting. I hope you enjoyed the pictures! Please feel free to ask questions in the comments section.