I recently finished a portrait commission of an actual person. All of the people and things I draw and paint come from photographs, but they rarely to never have to look like the inspiration once I'm done. And, since I'm self taught and haven't been watercolor painting for very long, I often have no idea what I'm doing. This is definitely the case with painting portraits. Those things are hard.
|I discovered masking fluid, life saver, and I got a hair dryer. Both of these things are going to be a major part of my future practice.|
|Picking out the embroidery colors was quite a feat with this one.|
I've already started my next project and I'm trying out gouache. A similar process, but different enough.