Category Archives: Mixed media

Ekaterina Koroleva – Watercolour and Ink

Pay attention to Ekaterina Koroleva’s composition choices, i.e. where and how she places her subject in the frame (running off the edge, pushed to one side, parts cut off or eliminated). That, combined with her loose, layered sketches, subtle colours, and simple shapes, create an interesting aesthetic. More on Ekaterina Koroleva’s website.

Recycled Portraits

Portraits made from various objects and recycled materials. Note the artists’ choices in materials used, and how they help tell the story of the subject – the portrait of Steve Jobs is made from e-waste; Robert Smith of the Cure made from cassette tape ribbon; Jimi Hendrix made from guitar picks.