EMBELLISHMENT: My favorite color is shiny

EMBELLISHMENT: My favorite color is shiny - student project

I decided to do two new illustrations, as well as embellish one of my earlier watercolors. I am a novice, but I am having fun!

The top of the dress is flocked {to capture the feel of the lace}, and the belt buckle and skirt are glittered.

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I glittered the top of this dress. Not the best watercolor, but I feel I'm improving in some areas so I included it.

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I liked this photograph from another student, so after watercoloring, I added pearls and crystals.

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I did 2 watercolors.

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On the first drawing, should I put in a background? I am unsure about seeing the dress, but I don't know how to do a background. Do you have any suggestions? When I embellish the first one, I am not sure what to embellish. I was thinking the dress, since the coat and glove are so stark.

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This class is so much fun. I am not a trained artist; I don't tell you that so I get graded on a curve! I share that because I don't have a style yet. I also am not sure about proportion to be able to change angles. I tried three drawings.

My scanner isn't working today, so I had to go to plan B. Sorry. I will see if I can get them scanned tonight.

How do you know which lines are supposed to be darker?

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Very pretty

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Wow

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Digging this green color lately.

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Lovely

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Love this photograph.

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Love the green gloves

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Sigh.

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These images capture a feel and style i favor for my paintings. The ethereal is my favorite, juxtapositioned with hard, shiny stones and vintage wear.