on the last day of january, also the chinese new year, i joined a portrait session organised by agos kulay, a known community of water-colour artists. they hold activities like this twice a month, usually set on a friday, at ayala museum in makati. i am not really an official member of this group, but they welcome anyone to join in.
the model for that afternoon is a reporter for a local news network, doing a feature on the group. i sketched her portrait using charcoal:
i wasn’t confident about my work, but it was nice to get a compliment from a spanish tourist who just happened to check out the session.
tonight, i decided to paint the portrait with water-colour, and this is the result:
whoa. she looks scared of something. and an important lesson: go easy on the eyebrows. oh well, it was still fun!