2012 was a year for water colour paintings and also the height of my Sherlock obsession.
In February 2012 I painted this portrait of Irene Adler. She’s my favourite character in the Sherlock Holmes series, but I felt that the tv series didn’t do her justice. But she’s still an interesting character.
I like the hair, and how the blue of the background reflects in the blue of the shadowing. This makes me feel like I really need to get back to painting.
February 4th 2012.
I used to do a lot of water colour paintings, and it’s one of those things that I really miss. Last year I tried to do a landscape painting, but it turned out so horrible that I threw down the brush and haven’t dared to turn back.
2012 was one of those years where I did a lot of water colour paintings that turned out really good.
This is one of my favourites from that year. It’s based on a picture of Benedict Cumberbatch (I’m a huge fan) and I love how I used the colours and the shadowing. The colour palette is really nice.
I want to return to this medium, but I’m sure there’ll be a few growing pains. Maybe I should just get started and try not to care when the result turns out piss poor.
April 2nd 2012.