Easy Watercolor Portrait

Easy Watercolor Portrait

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This is my 18 year old son, Trent who just went off to college.  He gets his good looks from his Dad, isn’t he handsome?  This portrait process was taught this summer in my classes at The Art Location where I teach watercolors and collage.
I want to share this process with you and show some examples of this lesson that I first found here.

This is the photo I chose to edit in pic monkey.  I chose 3 colors in the posterize filter.

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Below is the time lapse video of me painting this portrait.

These examples are from the students in my class.Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 3.21.38 PM

Now that I have done one of my son Trent, I plan to paint the other 3 kids of mine.  Here are the edited photos I made in pic monkey to use.  Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 3.42.39 PM

Give it a try.  I’d love to see what you come up with on your Easy Watercolor Portraits.