Instagram follower portrait @yuka_k5

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This random portrait is of the lovely @yuka_k5, a follower of my Instagram account @anna_lise,

Since this series of portraits are random and not commissioned, I feel free to experiment with new techniques and challenges.

Most of my work is rough sketched on paper. On this one I wanted to do all the work digital using Photoshop), including the rough draft.

My goal was to create a lively, colorful, feminine portrait in a realistic but loose style.

Here are some of the techniques I used

 Repetition

symbolism > beauty – butterfly, iconic clothing, beautiful girl

color > limited colors repeated for unified look

shape > ties of kimono and flower petals  mimic the shape of butterfly wings

Contrast 

constructed traditional clothing vs- loose and gestural drawing style

warm colors –vs– cool colors

 

 

 

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