The original photo is here
I seem to have somehow altered the perspective. This looks more like a frontal view than the photo. Maybe the background should have been another colour, and the sweater a little darker.
Nothing’s perfect and it’s the second day with a watercolour sketchbook – but i can’t help but being really smug about how these portraits are turning out! I think that I’m getting somewhere!
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This is really good. I like the energy in your brush strokes.
There you go with all that color!!!
Colour is working for you!! Well done taking that step.
Like it. Add a little grey into the whites and you will see an improvement, as the whites of anyone’s eyes are never white. The background color is a complementary color to the skin tones, which is a good idea. Keep at it, practice makes perfect. Portraiture in watercolor is very difficult. Look into using oil paint as it is more forgiving and allows rework.
Thanks, I’ll try with the gray in the eyes!
Nice! Check out my first dumb sketch. It has begun: http://wp.me/p5nLlB-4