My last watercolor portrait, asking for my friend Sophie to pose, she has nicely done this a few times for me already:
Click here to see a step by step painting tutorial for this watercolor portrait
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I struggled with the composition on this one until I decided to change the format from a landscape to a portrait one. I also like to leave an unfinished part in the lower area with some drippings.
I am changing my way to work on watercolor portraits recently, using a more improvised way of painting, leaving more place for the paint to do what it wants to. I did post a demo on my website if you are interested in the process.