386 Portrait of Charles Michel, the Prime Minister of Belgium done in fineliner and watercolor
This time I started out with the fineliner (or pen.. what’s it called?) to first make the drawing and then I put on the watercolor. The ink has the disadvantage of not being erasable, so you can’t correct your mistakes. You can’t conceal it with watercolor either! So there are a number of things that I would have been able to change if I had started out in pencil – but that’s the game I suppose. I like ink sketches a lot – but they’re demanding. Watercolor and ink seems like a good marriage, but the pen is a little dominating, and to me it seems that the watercolor falls a bit in the background as “coloration”. It’s more like a drawing than it’s a painting.
This guy has got a big, wide smile in almost every photo i could find. There also seems to be some controversy with him and French fries, but I’m not sure what it is.