The other day when I was scrolling on Instagram, I saw the amazing artist that was self-taught, Helen Downie. She does portraits in a funky unique style of her’s, Drawing/painting the figure with big eyes and lovely use of colours, she combines fashion into portrait, which I love her work, even more, she took the best of both worlds of fashion and art. Most of her work, despite the eye-catching facial features, the clothing are very detailed and vivid.
The following portraits paintings are more early work that when I find Helen Downie as an inspirational artist, the following was used in watercolour and develop 2 portrait paintings.
The following image was a photo I took from Snapchat, using the crown filter where everyone loves to work from. After sketching the feature and outline of my face, I soon used pro markers to build up the colours and below are the development process. Hope you like it!