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Practicing eyes


This is just a watercolour practice on painting eyes, roughly size A4. I was trying out highlights on the eyes to make them look more 3D. 23 more words


Water colour smile

A water colour portrait, painted by a schoolchild in south-west France.

Children always paint smiles.

In response to WordPress Photo Challenge: Smile

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Chasing the colour

Having just returned from an enjoyable portrait workshop led by the talented Aine Divine in Scotland, I am exploring a new way of rendering portraits through chasing colours and light, applied using only flat brushes in manner that is both carefree yet deceptively considered. 366 more words

Watercolour demo - Tom Hardy

Last week I tried to show how exacting measurement in prep drawing for a watercolour portrait can work in your favour by giving reassurance of the drawing and confidence before applying paint. 140 more words


Watercolour girl (more)

More paint on; tonal additions and adjustments, eyes, some hair, eyebrows, lips, nostrils.

Everywhere got a little paint to finish.

Watercolour on paper 28″x15″


Watercolour girl

A demo for Thursday group highlighting precision measurements when transferring drawing to paper.

I am not averse to a bit of tracing when drawing on to canvas or paper but this time I got the ruler out and showed the scaling up from measurements taken from the photograph. 50 more words