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Curly hair in a knit hat

Digital watercolor and pencil portrait of a faceless woman with long brown hair, bangs, wearing a fuzzy knit hat and sweater indoors.

PaperFaces portrait of @miriamchadwick.

99.9% of the time I start with the background first.

Work in process screenshot

Build up the figure with pencil first, watercolor second, and back to pencil for refinements.

Work in process screenshot

Work in process screenshot

Work in process screenshot

Using a pencil to add detail gradually. Using a Pogo Connect pen that supports pressure sensitivity makes this much easier.

Work in process screenshot

Work in process screenshot

Rendering hair in Paper can be a lot of fun if you take your time. Start dark and gradually mix white or yellow into the color mixer to make strands that are highlighted.

Work in process screenshot

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