I’ve recently been getting into using Gouache. It’s been fun to try out and I’ve been really happy with the results so far. I’ve been using Winsor & Newton Gouache.
Here are some of the results I’ve had so far
Phoebe Tonkin / Hayley from The Originals
Portraits aren’t usually my thing, but practice makes perfect and all that.
I did mess around with the hair colour a little whilst doing this, probably due to recently dying my own hair red, I think it adds a nice twist. 🙂
“My feelings for Elijah are complicated, Jack. But that doesn’t mean that I love you any less. I chose you. And I choose you again every single day. Can’t that be enough?” – Hayley
“Don’t. Don’t say it. Ever since the first day that I met you, I have felt everything for you. And all this time you were never able to say how you feel about me and I get it. You can’t just be the guy who says how he feels. But Jackson is. And I think that I could be happy with him. And I just want to be happy Elijah. So whatever you’re gonna say to me, please don’t say it.” – Hayley to Elijah
I’ve always loved her character in The Originals, but then there isn’t really a character in it that isn’t amazing in one way or another.
This portrait was done on 12 x 9 inch cold pressed Daler Rowney 140lbs watercolour Aquarelle paper.
I used the Derwent skintones set of 12 watercolour pencils. As it was my first time using them I wasn’t sure what to expect but they worked really well and I love how they can layer and how useful the cream and the white were.
Over all I’m pretty happy with this.
(also in case I don’t post anything more between now and tomorrow – Happy Christmas everyone) 🙂