I saw a number of great YouTube video’s on how to paint watercolour portraits. I particularly liked the ones with a more modern take. There were several who used unusual colours and used the water to provide a background to just a woman’s face. One of the best, to my mind, was this one:
I wanted to see if I could make my own picture like this. So I began by sketching out a face. I find it quite difficult to draw without a reference – especially faces – they are so hard to do – they always go wrong unless I draw from a picture. When I’m using a reference I can then kind of just draw each part and it comes out as a face.
For reference today I used a pictutre from drawing tutorial book. It’s probably the best ‘How to Draw’ book I’ve got…
So I sketched the face lightly: