First of all I want to give credit to the man whose art I based my idea from.
Vincent Devine, make sure to check out his pieces, they are really good, and where my source of inspiration, I analyzed very well his images to get an idea of what was going on, Devine makes his portraits traditionally, but I wanted to approach this digitally. first
I found a model to base the image on:
I tried finding out her name, or at least the photographers name, but no luck, only thing I found was that this girl right here is used a lot as a reference for makeup advice websites… again, if anyone knows her name or the photographer, please share.
for these I traced the path very roughly first of where I wanted the divisions and then I used a 100% damped brush, in order to get smooth lines that are very hard to get digitally even with the pen tablet.
I then started working on the digital “Real” Watercolor brushes, I must say, they are great, but they are really demanding of your PC, they kinda work like real watercolors, in terms of pigment distribution, the simulation is awesome, but the regular methods of watercolor painting don’t work quite the same.
from that it was a matter of adding the eyes, lips and hair, and it was done.