I keep playing around with my watercolor set and I’m really seeing improvement. I have to remind myself that they don’t work like acrylics. With acrylic paintings, you work from dark to light. With watercolors, it’s the opposite, paint the light parts FIRST and THEN you put in the dark bits with more washes.
With that in mind and a few tutorials I found online, I was able to draw and paint this portrait.
I call her Tabitha. I love her expression. I didn’t intend for her to look so…angry? Sad? Defiant? I also am really proud at how the shadows work and her skin tone is just what I was looking for.
What expression do you think she has on her face? Is there a story behind her stare?
For more finished objects, check out Tami’s blog.