I was cleaning out my studio drawers yesterday, and came across some A5 watercolour paper that I have never much liked. I don't even know what brand it is, I bought it as an unlabeled pad with no cover... but I figured I should try and use it up, rather than just leaving it to gather dust and take up room.
We also went to a birthday party yesterday - a Frozen themed party for my cousin's daughter's 2nd birthday, where I took some photos, as I always do at events. So when I wanted something to paint, how could I resist this gorgeous girl?
She didn't have the tiara, I gave her that, because why not?
Here's my linework:
This was sketched out freehand from a photo that I took, and took about three hours, maybe three and a half. I adjusted the lighting while I was painting, because when taking candid photos of kids you can get a good shot.... but not necessarily in good lighting, and her face was in shadow.
Winsor & Newton watercolours & Series 7 brushes, Copic Multiliners and Opaque White, and Ecoline Gold.