Some Flowers bloom in Winter,
India ink, watercolor and watercolor crayons on paper,
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My latest watercolor portrait, I used India ink for most of the face, then watercolor for the red areas and added the patterns with a watercolor pencil, here are some of the steps I took:
Portrait painting techniques : India ink, watercolor and watercolor pencils
This time I used Canson cold press as my paper (140 lb), I stretched it before starting to draw.
I did draw a rough outlines of the face.
Here I start painting with India ink, going from light to dark.
I did reserve a bit of the white with masking liquid in the iris highlight and corner of the eyes.
I start working in watercolor with a mix of 3 reds : scarlet, carmine and madder lake red, with a bit of emerald green for the darker reds
I paint a loose background.
When I am happy with the painting, I go to the scary drip and messing up stage.
I let it dry, then will remove unwanted stains and add definition to the flower. I am then drawing patterns on the background with a watercolor pencil.
Some Flowers bloom in Winter, India ink, watercolor and watercolor crayons on paper
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