The Sea

15″x 20″, Layered Acrylic Ink Washes, Colored Pencil, and Pastel on Watercolor Paper

Detail:

Process Sketches:

Process of Final Piece:The pencil sketch with masking fluid
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The masking fluid is removed after purple clouds are painted, leaving pale yellow twinkles and highlights.
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details added
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finishing touches

Her clothing is based on this look below, from Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear collection:

photo by Marcio Madeira

Hope you like her!

See full post here: J. David McKenney blog2010-09-22.