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…

Colored pencil portrait studies – sktchy app

This time I did few practices using just colored pencils. I used for the first time Strathmore Bristol smooth surface paper (270GSM). It was quite nice, very smooth and strong. I cut the sheet into four pieces, but I have just two of those drawn at this point 😛 (posted in the end). I wanted…

Watercolor portrait studies – sktchy app

Additional watercolor portrait practices I did earlier. Orange and blue were made in larger Canson mixmedia imagine 200GSM paper (A4) and the pink I did on smaller sheet (A5) of same paper. Just some loose trials, again only with watercolors, which only means I will be doing soon mixed media with colored pencils and watercolors…

Watercolor portrait studies – sktchy app

A few watercolor portrait studies for a change. I checked again inspiration via sktchy app for watercolor studies with one color under paintings. I did observation drawings with colored pencil straight to the watercolor paper, so no tracing, grids or otherwise heavy measuring involved, just a rough sketch based on an image. Colored pencil has…

Gouache portrait trio – Sktchy app

I was itching to paint something on paper for a change but also wanted to try out gouache as well. I have done just a few landscapes using gouache and boy was it tough again. I kind of like gouache, but it is a bit frustrating 😀 (practice practice!) From time to time I am…