This facial study was created with paint, markers, pen, ink, watercolor, and wite-out to achieve an energetically layered piece of art.

Paint, Marker, Pen, Watercolor Facial Study

Here is a detail of the character’s face. The layers, shapes and colors are more evident, and the close up increases the intensity of the drawing / painting.

Paint, Marker, Pen, Watercolor Facial Study Detail

This facial study went through a variety of phases and over paintings. It started full of thin lines, muted colors and washes, and a lot of white highlights and splashes. After deciding it could be worked further, I reworked the painting with more color, more washes, and added thicker lines with markers and paint pens. At one point I was completely lost in thought, working and reworking every area all at once, whipping my hand around the page. Eventually after enough color and medium changes, I settled on the face staring back at me, and now you.

Paint, Marker, Pen, Watercolor Facial Study