First watercolor painting

Updated: Aug 24, 2020

Hey guys!  Today, I decided to try something new and by painting a watercolor portrait, which I’ve never done before.  For a long time, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with watercolors, as they can have beautiful results, unless (like me) you don’t give enough drying time in between each layer.  Nevertheless, in order to improve my skills, I made it a goal to do more pieces in watercolor, which will also be coming soon.

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For this particular piece, the supplies I used were Daler Rowney watercolors and Strathmore watercolor paper, Princeton brushes.  As a finishing touch, I added some shimmery star details using silver glitter glue.  Check out my Instagram and IGTV for the full time-lapse video.

`Overall, it was a really interesting experience to learn from, and I definitely hope to continue making more in the future.