Warm up - Watercolor Techniques to Paint Skin Tones

Warm up - Watercolor Techniques to Paint Skin Tones - student project

 

 

Hi Adriana,

This is the outcome of my watercolour portrait exercise. 

I applied a purple underpainting as you previously mentioned. Next, I applied a more warm color towards red and brown to begin to define the eyes, nose, etc.

Even though I could not make the drawing as smooth as yours, I like the result and can say that I will use watercolour more from now on.

Thanks for the class!

Robson.

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Hi Adriana,

 

Thank you for the class, it is very enjoyable!

The warm up exercises made sense to me and I think I am getting the hang of it. 

Will try the portrait later on and let you know the results. I did not have the same colors you used but tried my best to match them with the ones I have.

Also, I used a fine black pen for the outlines and a white pen to increase some highlights.

Thank you,

 

Robson.

 

Some trials using the watercolour techniques from Adriana Dominguez Álvarez's class.

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In this exercise I used the base color technique, gradually adding layers. The outlines were made with a black permanent marker.

 

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This tip about the different color zones of the face is very handy. I will try to make more conscious use of it in the portrait exercise.

 

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This one is still drying.

 

 

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Tests of watercolour transfer on wet and dry paper.

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:D

Robson Vieira
Illustrator and Digital Artist
Teacher