Watercolor Portrait Of A Son: Beginner’s Guide To Portraiture
Step 4: Darker Skin Tones And Painting Hair
For a darker skin tone, mix the previous colors, but add Cobalt Blue Hue and Permanent Alizarin Crimson. Layer this color into the mid to dark tones of the face. If you find the edges of your painted shapes are too hard, you can soften them by touching a wet clean brush next to the edge you want to soften. Most of all, remember to keep track of your wet and dry areas!
For even darker tones, layer a diluted Cobalt Blue and Violet Light into the damp mid-tones. You can do the same to the hair area as well for the more subtle value changes.