In this Instructable I will show you how I painted this portrait, using watercolors, white gouache and colored pencils.
For the full painting process please check the video.
Step 1: Wet the Paper
First of all I wet the paper with clear water. This will help for making smooth blendings on girl's face.
While paper is still wet I apply base skin colors, using more paint where I think the skin is darker.
Step 2: Add Details
Once the first layer of paint is dried, I apply shadows with purple and blue.
I start painting details such as eyes, nose and lips.
Step 3: Refine With Pencils
I define details of girl's face with pencils, using vibrant colors for eyes and soft colors for lips and the nose.
I complete with light spots using white paint.
Step 4: Paint Hair
With the same wet on wet technique used before I color hair. For making the rainbow effect, I layer several colors.
Step 5: White Details + End
With white gouache I draw some lines and spots all over the hair and that's it!
For more details please watch the video, thank you! :)