Diellza

Diellza

I’m always attracted by shadows. My portraits look flat until I start to paint in the shadows and it’s only when I begin to add those that faces come to life. So when I browse Sktchy for inspiration it’s always the photos with interesting light and shadows that jump out at me. Like the one I used for this portrait of the beautiful Diellza. You can’t see her hand but the shadow tells you very clearly that it’s there, shading part of her face from the sun.

I painted this portrait in my Moleskine watercolour sketchbook with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished it with Prismacolor coloured pencils.

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hareinthemoon

I love drawing things. These days I am rarely found without a pen, pencil or stylus in my hands. In my working life I spend a lot of time in meetings and classrooms, reading papers and strategies, so my home life provides a creative antidote to all that! I also have chronic pain, lots of it. I have scoliosis, fibromyalgia and CRPS, so my life is a balancing act, trying to balance work, which make me feel part of the real world, with pain, which is ever present, and art, which soothes my pain.

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