A portrait and a peacock

Here are two recent watercolors on 9x12 inch 140 lb. CP paper from Strathmore 400 series. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this paper behaves for the price. I will definitely be using it more for sketches and practice.

For Valeria's portrait I added some whimsical elements based on reference photos from the PMP. The peacock's reference is also from PMP.  In the peacock I used some watercolor pencils and some white gouache as well, so it's basically a mixed media piece.

Hope you like them! 


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