Category: Painting

Portrait paintings – 30 Faces 30 Days: days 16 to 20

New five from the Sktchy portrait challenge (#30Faces30Days) using watercolors and gouache. This was again more watercolor heavy with a little mixed media as well. Some very nice bright and colorful references and/or outputs. And the artists! Especially David Lobenberg’s California Vibe watercolor portraits was a session that I was expecting a lot. Might have

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Portrait paintings – 30 Faces 30 Days: days 11 to 15

Gee, time is flying by and I am already behind with the sessions 😀 but yet another new five from the Sktchy portrait challenge (#30Faces30Days) using watercolors and gouache. This time there was four watercolor paintings and one gouache (acrylic gouache) session. Quite different artists again and different approaches to watercolor and gouache in their

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Portrait paintings – 30 Faces 30 Days: days 6 to 10

Next five from the Sktchy portrait challenge (#30Faces30Days) using watercolors and gouache. https://shop.sktchy.com/products/30-faces-30-days-watercolor-gouache You can follow my portrait challenge journey each day in instagram (@shoilaart) and I will post here mainly a summary on previous five days. All practices again were fun and challenging, but maybe the most mind blowing for me was the day

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Portrait paintings – 30 Faces 30 Days: days 1 to 5

I am participating to Sktchy Art School’s 30 Faces/30 Days – Watercolor & Gouache course (https://shop.sktchy.com/). Figured it is a nice challenge to try different kind of techniques shown by other artists and to consistently practice, with already decided references 😀 (maybe I should do the earlier drawing challenge later also.. but this is now

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Watercolor painting – portrait practice

Another watercolor portrait, with only watercolor pencils! I challenged myself not to use any pan or tube watercolors on this one, I was to only use my Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils. So a bit different approach was needed. I shaded first some color areas with the pencils and then used wet brush and blended the

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