Here is my Fall fantasy project - a girl that I illustrated using a leaf printing technique.
This technique is usually recommended for kids but I'm sure adults can use it with pleasure as well. I recommend!
a paintbrush and a pencil,
Here is my quick video tutorial:
Step 1: Take a Pencil and Draw a Face on a Watercolor Paper
It's not necessary to draw a side view, front view is easier. Eyes are difficult for me that is why I draw them closed.
Even if you can't draw at all, you can copy any image you like using a graphite paper (just rub a soft graphit pencil on the back side of an image you would like to copy).
Step 2: Take Leaves, a Brush, Gouache, Water and Wet Napkins to Clean Your Hands During the Work
Step 3: Add Gouache to the Back Side of a Leaf and Make a Print. Highlight Leaf Shape and Color With a Paintbrush.
A quick advice here - do not add too much water when adding a gouache on a leaf because a print can get smeared-out.
Step 4: Now Add Color to the Face.
I use watercolor pencils but it's your choice. Just colored pencils, gouace, etc. will work absolutely fine.