Friday, March 24, 2017

A face in watercolours

Better than the sketch of the same person I drew from an online video, and I'm quite pleased with myself, considering this is the first time I actually painted a portrait in watercolour. But I clearly have a lot to learn.
Tip number 1: A mix of yellow ochre or burnt sienna with a red and a pale cerulean blue is a good starting point.
Tip number 2: A good drawing is essential
Tip number 3: Wait for each layer to dry completely before you go with another layer - I applied the lipstick too soon, and ended up with bleed lines!
And a million other things, but I never thought I could do a portrait in watercolours - we all have to start somewhere!

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