I enjoyed watching the Oscar’s Sunday night and sketching out some of my favorite red carpet looks. I found myself drawn to a variety of different dresses, but I think my favorites were Nicole Kidman’s bow-front gown in its stunning deep blue color, Gal Gadot’s flapper dress with so much sparkle, Zendaya’s chocolate brown gown with its drape over one shoulder, and the beautifully romantic Emma Blunt dress in soft blue.
I made note of the dresses I loved first, and found still photos of them online later to sketch from. On Sunday evening I sketched onto watercolor paper and on Monday evening I inked in my lines and added color using watercolors and watercolor inks. With quick sketches like this you can continue to fine-tune them using colored pencils and other mediums. I didn’t use colored pencils this time, but I may do so if I add these to an art journal page. I kept everything quick and loose, concentrating on the gowns themselves, and added white gel pen for highlights. That worked well for the sequins on Gal’s dress, and the shine of Nicole’s gown.
Did you watch the Oscars? What did you think of the gowns? Did your favorite actors and movies win?