It started as a head study inspired by the beautiful model Daria Gruzhevskaya
I first started with the lines with a light trace of pencil, started working on the skin
trying to get a conceptual look that watercolors tend to give, but I ended painting it in a more traditional way (which im not entirely happy about it).
I liked how the blush on her cheeks ended up, however i just painted it on the go, I have no idea how to replicate that, I’ll have to practice, watercolor is really random at times, but thats what I love about it.
After letting it dry a little I started to add details, and finally I felt like i was going somewhere with this piece.
At this point i was struggling on whether or not to paint her hair black or brown like the reference photo… but I went the other direction.