Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassidy

Here is a recent commission that I did of the beat writers Jack Kerouac and his friend Neal Cassidy. Done in watercolor and keeping with the limited palette of white, black and yellow as in past watercolor portraits. The white on Cassidy's face isn't so prominent in the original. For internet purposes I cleaned up the background some because I can never seem to scan a watercolor piece without getting shade from the rumpled paper. Anyways, a fun and challenging piece to work on and I particularly like how the colored pencil underlay interacted with the watercolor. A good mix.

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