My portrait always has one focal point. In this work, Helen's face expression and a mood is the theme. Without a background, it looked like below.
It was good that an image of her background came up my mind from the beginning. After making the background, I partially emphasised her red dress to blend in the washes. At the same time, I checked a "depth" of washes in work. I hope I will create good depth in washes in any work.
Black and white is mainly by a graphite and some, by a pencil. A black and white drawing is the simpler, the better, in my loose style.
Do you enjoy washes in portraits? I will! I'm busy between projects, research and study. But I always enjoy sketches and watercolour like a daily jogging.
I hope you, too, have fun in washes.
Friends, Happy painting!