I bookmark ideas I see all year that grab my interest, then create a large file of "stuff" to try out. Above is a self portrait project with the hair being blown watercolors. Simple enough, but more expressive looking than I thought they might be.
Below are drip self portraits. We colored the canvas in a favorite color, used a brush to "draw" the portrait into the wet paint, then dripped onto those brushstrokes. Using brushstrokes in wet paint meant we did not have to draw in pencil first, and no pencil lines would be evident in the final work.
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