Draw it Again: Revisiting Old Art

I did the following painting in 2013 – I had only been using watercolors for a year or so, and this was the first big portrait I did in them:


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Painting Process!

I’ve been working in gouache lately, which requires a bit of a learning curve after using nothing but watercolors for a few years. To get the hang of it, I’ve been doing some small portraits.

For this one, I took a number of pictures during the drawing process, so I’ve made a progress gif. The first sketch for this painting was one of my WORST ever – I don’t know what was wrong, but I just couldn’t figure out the shape of her face. Luckily, I figured it out in the end.



And the finished piece:

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