I've been playing a lot with watercolors lately. Between work, Netflix, putting a face drawing E-course together and not exercising out I've managed to finish this lovely girl.
Learning not to overwork the paint is my biggest struggle. I have found that wetting the face area with clean water and slowly dropping in color has the best results for me. I also let it dry naturally (and try not to hover).
- Stamp butterflies onto watercolor paper. I recommend paper at least 140lbs and up. You want something strong enough to stand on it's own. My go-to ink is STAZON black ink. It's waterproof and will not move once you start painting.
- Spray the page with water and mix in different colors. Do at least 3 layers of paint if you want a vibrant look. Let each layer dry before adding another.
- Cut them out and play around!
I don't use fancy watercolors, I still have the $4.99 set from Michael's. I think the brand is Art Minds. I'm hoping to upgrade soon though.
I quickly wanted to talk about my How to Draw Faces Workbook. Right now it's about 40 pages long and it will be a E-Course workbook on how to draw the face in frontal view. We will go over placement, drawing the features, shading, and my fav part - drawing hair!
I'm really excited about this class and over the last few weeks I've added a lot more techniques that I hope you will like. I will open the class later this month. So, if you are interested drawing girls for yourself, please sign up for my newsletter for the release.