Advice on background

Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • Hi all I havent done many watercolour portraits and usually i would put a wash on first but this time i kind of forgot and got straight into the portrait lol my question is what should I do now? Im worried about ruining it 🤔 should i do some blobs splashes running out of the sides of the dog should i put a light wash around it?  Leave it white? 

    I would leave the background alone.  As you say, you might cause parts of the dog to run, and it can be very difficult to keep an unnatural-looking line from forming – either white because you don’t want the wash to touch or darker because the wash does touch.

    Your dog portrait looks beautiful the way it is!

    Awesome portrait. I like it as it is.

    That is a beautiful portrait.  Hoping to try animal portraits soon.

    Thank you all for your replies!

    Agreed with no touching — lovely

Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.