This is a second painting of Bastian taken from one photo. The challenge this painting gave was that half of the face was dark and in shadows.
Yes, I still need practise but I think this is better than the first one [below]. This was the first one painted last December. One of the things I learned was to keep on painting. Thatis, to stop thinking on how to ‘solve’ it and just paint it. Sometimes you just stumble upon solutions to previous problems without knowing it.
I can ‘see’ another problem though – I need more practise in doing hair. That is, I have to learn how to do hair on watercolor.