My last watercolor. I am trying to go more towards an imaginative style with realistic portraits these days, to avoid the comment I get sometimes which is that it will be difficult to sell a portrait if people are not related to the subject.
Anyway portraiture is what I like to do best.
I used some gouache in the background, the paper is hot press Arches 140 lb. And I used my layering technique where colors are mixed on the paper, you can see step by step demonstrations on my website: