S is 17 today, and I just had to do a portrait of her. I brought out the watercolours and my large sketchbook while she was doing her homework.
I didn't use the watercolour pencils at all this time around - instead I started with a very light pencil sketch.
Working in comparative darkness, but the dramatic lighting was interesting.
The scan turned out a bit more blueish than the original, and also more grainy looking. This kind of pure watercolour is almost too pretty.
Watercolour in A4 watercolour moleskine. I used yellow ochre, raw sienna, burnt umber, payne's grey and ultramarine blue, with tiny touches of cadmium medium red on the skin.