Underwater Swim Portraits

During this Crafty Friday, we drew our portraits underwater.   Using our imagination and what we know about the feeling and look of being underwater we pictured ourselves floating and swimming through an ocean of blue water, hair flowing, bubbles escaping our mouths and our favorite suit and goggles!

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Drawing ourselves on a larger scale and in an environment that we do not usually think of can be challenging and fun!  Drawing first with pencil we then outlined and colored with oil pastels which when painted will resist the watercolor.IMG_5863 IMG_5864

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As the paintings neared completion we added puddles of watercolor to be soaked up by salt which as it dries leaves behind a beautiful spotted residue.  Drops of rubbing alcohol were added to give the effect of water splotches.  And crumpling the paper added the effect of water reflections

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