Castello family portrait

May 8, 2014

I just finished a fun commission for the Castello family, a portrait on the occasion of their newborn baby boy. They love the woods and nature, living in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains. I love it when the animals are included, of course they are family! The moose represents their grandfather, watching over them.

I also remembered to take more process photos along the way. Most of the time I really zone out (or in?) and loose all track of what's happening when Im painting. This is watercolor and colored pencil about 8x10"

First I photocopy my drawing, then transfer it to my watercolor board with carbon transfer paper. Then I outline with colored pencil, and lay in washes of color starting from light to dark. 

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