For this portrait I tried not using an ink outline in order to soften up the edges, which sort of worked. It’s a lot more difficult to define edges when the colour and values are very similar between two surfaces.
I learned also that crossing lines are really not easy in watercolour, for example, hair vis-à-vis sweater ribbing. Sunlight coming through hair is also very difficult to portray, needing infinitely thin lines in general.
|Watercolour on cartridge paper
|Dimensions (w × h cm)
|29.7 × 41