Art Drawing Faces Painting People Portrait Watercolor

Sweet Mime, Sad Mime, Not Really

The skinny, shirtless guy in the reference photo (below) looked like a French mime to me so I put him in a mime costume, drew him 4 times and then painted him twice…

Sweet Mime, Watercolor, 10×7ā€

In the reference photo (see bottom of post) he was just a skinny, shirtless guy photographed too close-up, which made his already big nose even bigger. I thought he looked like a French mime so I put him in a mime costume.

Below is my first attempt at painting him. I had so many problems with the drawing being off and the paint handling. His shirt, scarf and suspenders were so pretty and fresh before I muddied them up.

Sad Mime, watercolor, 10×7.5ā€

Iā€™m still working on portrait drawing skills. It took four drawings before I had one that was close enough to paint.

Below are the various drawings and attempts at correcting them (tracing of photo superimposed on my drawing in Procreate) and the original reference photos.

The drawing and correction process
Reference Photos
Reference Photos (click to enlarge)