Watercolour portraits

Hey everyone!

It’s me again, back from the dead 😎

I’ve been away a while without any proper excuse other than life itself and I thank you for being patient with me.

Now, as I think I announced earlier, I am trying to do watercolours and the time has come to attempt some portraits. I realised portraits are quite hard to do well in this technique, but it is feasable if one has a good drawing as a base.

Please do not laugh at this crazy-dark-eyes portrait – it turned out rather goofy, but I like it all the same to a some extent:

The problem here is that the eyes as well as the eyebrows are obviously too dark in comparison with the rest of the colours. The same mistake I did with the portrait of my dad. The thing is, one sees eyes for the colour that they are in real life, forgetting that the darkness should actually be adjusted to the rest of the colours used. Huh. one learns all the time, no? 🙂

I did not give up at my first attempt, so here is my try #2, Anna Calvi:

I am actually quite happy about the way this turned out, especially because the initial drawing wasn’t too good.  I like the eyes better than the lips though.

Well, that’s all from me now, hope you enjoyed this post! :)))

Lots of love,


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