Weird Sisters

This art journal page is an exercise in repetition.  I could have used tracing paper or some other technique in order to achieve near perfect consistency between the faces but I instead decided to really challenge myself to see if I could reproduce the same drawing three times.  I am actually surprised by how successful I was.  You can definitely detect the differences between the three faces but they are definitely close enough to read as identical triplets or clones.  It was actually my illustration of clone children that influenced elements of this drawing, such as keeping things monochromatic and giving the figures really rigid hairstyles.  I painted the columnar bodies with Daniel Smith’s Lunar Black watercolour because I really love it but am still getting to grips with how best to use it and achieve its beautiful granulation.  Ultimately, my first layer achieved pretty good granulation but was too wishy-washy in terms of saturation, but the second layer intensified the saturation but the whole thing became a bit patchy and streaky.  Evidently I need to keep experimenting with this paint.

29 - Weird Sisters - Repetition