Watercolouring tattoos 🌹

Here’s some tattoos being applied to one of my works in progress.

I deliberately painted the skin tones first over a rough pencil outline of where the tattoos were going and then when fully dry I then painted over the top in the hope that the translucency of watercolour would give a fair impression of a tattoo.

Quite happy with how they came out, especially given the size of the brush I used here. The tip is still quite fine though so held plenty of paint to save keep going back.

It’s not fine detail and this is zoomed right in, they’re both about 1.5cm across at most but it’s on an A3 painting. Looks fine when stepped back from the whole painting.

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