Winter watercolor – a beautiful illustration of a pretty girl

Pen, ink, watercolor. Winter inspired ink drawing for the cold days that have dominated our December.

This drawing is based on one of my student assistants. It is a relatively quick portrait sketch.

The fun part is working with a model that has large expressive-eyes. The addition of a “fur” neck-warmer seemed to balance out the drawing and help it feel finished.

In the end, I decided to add watercolor because I goofed up a few of the ink strokes and I wanted another element to minimize the importance of the wayward marks!

(the inked area is about 12 x 18 inches)

Daniel Ibanez