Colorful Portrait in Thought

This portrait / character study was created with watercolor, markers, pens, and crayon.

Colorful and ethereal face portrait.

Here is a close up detail of the face. I think I like the close up details more than the full size images. For one, the detail is better, and the compositions are more eye catching too.

Colorful and ethereal face portrait detail.

I painted this character with very light watercolors at first, and surrounded him with an irregular black line. After considering throwing out the drawing, I decided to just push the color harder and threw in some marker and paint pen squiggles. I painted over almost everything a couple of times, experimenting with the layers. I must say the colors and shapes that happen on accident are much more interesting than my intended strokes.

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