Your work is lovely. Would you mind giving some insight to your process to a student?
Thank you kindly c: and of course::
As far as my process goes, it’s pretty straight forward. I used mixed mediums; graphite over watercolor.
I do use reference photos, *very important to have a good camera
I first sketch out my composition on separate piece paper and then transfer the final drawing cleanly onto watercolor paper which has been stretched and fastened to a wood board the day before.
Once the image is transferred (lightly) I begin to add the hues and tones with watercolor, not focusing much on shading or value, that’s when the pencil work comes in.
Then when all the color is laid out and dry, that’s when I start to add detail work. Shading, eyelashes, textures etc… then adding in highlights in the eyes and lips with an opaque white watercolor at the very end.
aand that’s pretty much it~*