I worked for a little while on this today. I forgot to oil out, which is very important. I'm going to let it dry completely now and get back to work on it in a few days!
I just started a new portrait of my brother today wearing a cool leather jacket. I did a portrait of my brother back when I was in high school and I can't wait to see how I've improved since then. I think this portrait will take about 5 sessions to complete and I'll post a comparison picture of the old portrait of my brother and this new one when it's all done!
I just finished a small watercolor portrait of my girlfriend and I wanted to share some beginning steps for how I start a watercolor portrait. You can scroll over the images in the gallery below to see each step-by-step with a short explanation.
The main goal is to keep it really simple in the beginning stages. Don't worry about detail at the beginning; detail isn't as important as you might think. Let the image progress naturally and the various components will fall into place. I'll do more step-by-step blog posts in the future!