Whimsical Face in watercolour

Whimsical Face in watercolour - student project

Well, I really enjoyed this project despite being somewhat frustrated by my inability to turn out a work of art like the tutors! Even my colour swatches was so heavy handed in comparison but of course that’s why I’m here - to learn and improve. I learned so much along the way; water control, patience, layering, colour hue, standing back, remembering to breathe and enjoy the process.  I drew my own face but based on the example that Jessica used. As with one of the other students, it’s often whenI take a picture of my work that I can more clearly see the errors - wonky eyes for a start. But aside from all of that, I really loved this process. I spent 3 days in total and this was the first time I have combined doing one work with doing another. I’m usually so impatient and would rush for a hairdryer rather than wait for a layer to dry! Now I realise it’s cool to just walk away and turn to something else. It gives that new perspective on return that is so useful.

For the final stage of adding white highlights I was fearful to use a white acrylic so went for some dilute gouache instead so I would be able to remove if unhappy.

Thank you so much Jessica. I am ,looking forward to doing some more of your classes 

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