How could I keep a blog about dark beer and not include Guinness? When I was first introducing myself to beer in general, Guinness was the only dark beer I knew. My first pint was an entirely new experience. I won't go into the Guinness details, since most people are likely to know them already, and if not, go here.
Guinness will always have a place in my heart, but after having tasted so many other dark beers, it doesn't stand out. It's smooth, and actually quite bland compared to some. It's a drinkable beer - you can have it with dinner - as opposed to some that are an experience, or a dessert, by themselves. Rating:
Gouache Portrait WIP - the last installment, I promise
This is simply a visual step-by-step of my portrait of Grandpa. Other than the toning wash, all the steps show opaque application with very little blending. The background was done with layered washes, dabbing, and a sponge. The illo board I worked on curled up after the first wash, so the photos are a bit distorted. It is also why the first picture includes a beer bottle.
And the final result: link