I’ve been wanting to do this for quite some time. I wish he was still around to see this because I know he loved paintings. Yes Mr. V, I know you’re still watching over your family and their friends. Am still glad I had the chance to get to know you in this lifetime.
This is one of a series. I feel I need to do an older pic of him.
This is a watercolor portrait of my brother. It’s not one of the best I’ve made but it shows me how much I’ve improved in the past 3 months. Yes, three months ago I started this 100 Portraits projects. I decided to try and paint my brother again after three months.
This is what I painted three months ago.
That was before I got a real watercolor set, used the proper paper and, well…learned more about the medium along the way.
One thing’s for sure, I will paint my brother’s portrait again after a few weeks and see how much has changed after that.
Amado and I were talking about watercolor techniques. There’s one that was so light that it leaves the barest hint of color. I was lucky to find a photo to try it out.
If I painted watercolor this way, a single box of 5ml tubes would last me a year. Yes, a normal tube of artist grade watercolor is just 5ml. Imagine my surprise when I saw them. I didn’t realize how vibrant the pigments were until I tried it.
Here I’ve zoomed in a bit for you guys to see the details.
Although it isn’t obvious in the paintings I’ve scanned, I’ve seen the difference between artist grade and student grade paints and now I understand why they’re more expensive.