Bubble Bubble

Black and white digital watercolor and pencil portrait of a topless woman blowing a large bubble gum bubble from the side.

PaperFaces portrait of Kalani O. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy.

I often find I work quick when dealing in gray-scale — when the contrast is dialed up high. To sell the realism in this one I spent a good deal of time drawing individual strands of hair with the pencil tool.

Started with dark grays and gradually increased the brightness until I was selectively adding wisps of pure white. A few coats of gray watercolor to smoothen out any abrupt transitions of color, and I called it a day.

Work in process screenshot

Work in process screenshot

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