I am not gifted with doing videos!
I hate to have to spend time trying to understand technology. I would much prefer someone does it for me.
So I am using photos to explain how I produce a portrait in watercolour.
Actually, some people told me, it was easier to follow.
So here is the explanation:
My first photo is showing the drawing and the first touch of Watercolour.
The grandmother of this little boy is a professional photographer, Susan Werby.
She provided several shots. I decided on which one I would be happy to work with.
This photo is not brilliant! It will do.
I transferred the drawing, using the grid method.
It is exact within the dimensions.
I have added some masking fluid on some part of the hair.
I am working on Arches paper 140lb.
I am using Winsor Newton Fine Art Artist watercolour paint.
My first layer is a mixture of Raw Sienna + Permanent Rose.
I am now working on the ear and try to add the edge of the cap between the hair.
I have added shadow on the neck.
At this stage, I am trying to establish light, shadows, colour.
Shadows are produced with:
Raw Sienna + Permanent Rose + a dash of Cobalt
Still searching to establish and position the shadows.
It is a shadow that will shape either the nose, the eyes etc...
I have started on the cap in view to find the balance between the colours of the entire painting.
The cap so far: Cerulean Blue + Cobalt Blue.
Working on the cap: Same blues + Permanent Rose for the shadow.
The front of the cap: Aureolin + Cobalt. Sha
The hair: Aureolin + Permanent rose. Later I will add shadows by adding a touch of ultramarine to Permanent Rose + Raw Sienna.
Now several layers of the skin colour has been added.
I add gentle tones with shadow colours mentioned earlier.
This is the finished painting.