In this Instructable I will show you how I painted my latest illustration.
The girl in the picture is called Lily, and she is my original character. I used: Mijello Mission Gold watercolors, Arches hot pressed paper. WATCH THE VIDEO TO UNDERSTAND THE COMPLETE PAINTING PROCESS :)
Step 1: Skin
I start painting the skin with a pale orange / rose colour. Once the
first layer dried, I paint again over it to create depth and shadows.
Step 2: Hair
I paint hair starting from a soft violet base. Once this first layer
dried, I paint hair with darker colours: purple, fuchsia, and blue. I continue the layering process until I am satisfied with the result.
Step 3: Shirt and Hair
I paint the first layer or her shirt (wet on wet).
While the paint was drying, I continued layering her hair (wet on dry), using blue watercolour.
Step 4: Background
I first paint strawberries behind the girl. After watercolor dried, I painted the background, using the wet on wet technique.
Step 5: Highlights
Once painting is completely dried, I use white pens to add light reflections
on the picture (I highlighted hair, strawberries, shirt , eyes, necklace, etc.).
Step 6: End
This is the final result. Please watch the video to see the complete painting process. I hope you like this painting, bye :)