Shawn Falchetti, CPSA

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The Artwork of Shawn Falchetti

Behind the Scenes - Haven

Haven was done on violet blue Colorfix paper. I envisioned the skin tones being filled with blue, and the woman's face being nearly silhouetted against the light of the window. I wasn't quite sure how to handle such a dark blue picture, but I thought I'd figure it out as I went along. I've put together a progression of the drawing from start to finish so you can see how I tackled it:

The skin tones start with a base of Clay Rose, and then get multiple overlays of blues, purples, and a touch of dark brown. The highlights are Powder Blue. The warm light which catches the tendrils of her hair is Ginger Root, and overall her hair is a mix of blue and purple for the darks, pink for the midtones, and Ginger Root for the lights.

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