This drawing of a face was created with watercolor, pen, ink, markers, and crayon.

Big Blue Eyed Character Study

I knew I wanted some big eyes as I sat down to draw another face. I was feeling colorfully muted today, and it came across in the character study.

Here is a detail from the drawing.

Big-Blue-Eyed-Character-Study-Detail

After sketching in some lines and blocking in some color, I started with some bold blue eyes. I built up some patterns and layers around the face, and eventually went back to the eyes with some more color. Various sections of the painting took a few washes of water for shading, and to dull the edges of the squiggly red lines.

Big Blue Eyed Character Study