Almost the last five from the Sktchy portrait challenge (#30Faces30Days) using watercolors and gouache.
Still more watercolor painting, but some very nice exercises again 🙂 Especially the first lesson by Alison Pinto seemed so tough that I only drew the face on first day, and then started the watercolor challenge the next day 😀
There was some great watercolor exercises, that really pushed me to the limits and also gave some inspiration to be a bit more loose with colors and go for the vibrant sunny look with fun colors.
The second and last images are gouache, and the other are watercolor (third also with some black pigma brush pen markings and white gelly roll).
Again I liked the watercolor challenges a lot, the first day lesson was very intimidating, to get the colors and blending working without errors and fiddling. Then the third day watercolor painting I was quite relaxed after the first day super trial 😀 and same with the fourth day with muted colors, no stress. Gouache felt a bit of struggle in the second day lesson, had do continue working with it a bit longer, adding truly more thick layers and shifting hues. In the last I just went with it, made a yellow initial wash, quite strong though and then put more red base color for the face and started building from there.
I also have the last five days ready, so need to just collect the details together 🙂