A private commission
This week I started a private commission, a watercolor portrait for a birthday gift. At first my client wanted a caricature-ish portrait, not too exaggerated, so that's what the first sketch was. After the first sketch, the client decided to go for more of a portrait-caricature, more portrait than caricature. I didn't mind, I prefer the second sketch over the first anyways.
I started the final painting today, painting with Winsor and Newton watercolors on 140 lb cold press paper. I'm going for a loose, washy, fine art approach, so the final and end result will have a much different feel and look than the sketch shown here. So far it's been a fun challenge because the photo that I'm painting from is black and white, and the final has to be in color, so I'm using a few Rockwell paintings that I like for reference; which is appropriate because that's the feel my client wanted.