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VIDEO - watercolor portraiture

Portrayed girl in this video is my dear friend lintu47 :frail:


Jana Lepejova
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art



Watercolor eyes in flesh tone tutorial by jane-beata
Watercolor eyes in flesh tone tutorial

✿ watercolor paper block (tip: if you don't work on block and use only paper, stretch it, otherwise it will curl. More tips > WATERCOLOR PAPER GUIDE)

brushes: no.10 & no. 4 round sable (used for most of the painting), no. 2/0 (I didn't use pen during this painting, I tried not to rely on anything but this last brush when working on details)

watercolors (I used liquid watercolor Ecoline for this painting)

white ink for details

For more tips on materials, see detailed articles written for %projecteducate
Artist's Toolbox: WATERCOLOR EQUIPMENT II, Additional Tools

Any further questions I will gladly answer, please let me know if this tutorial needs corrections or is not comprehensive enough.

▲ Please note that this might not be the most perfect or proper way of how to approach watercolor painting, it is merely an explanation how I worked.


For painting videos see my YouTube channel

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Made of two, ink study by jane-beata
Made of two, ink study
Model: Viola, my 4 years old daughter. Speaking of the title of this image, it was not random, rather a very personal choice at the moment. Everyone is made of two people and those two parts sometimes fight with each other inside of us, but our integrity belongs to both of them at the same time. I feel strongly for every child that is going through their parents separation, including my own.

6th day of 31 day painting challenge. The people & portraits week is nearly over, one more painting tomorrow.

This is a tiny drawing/painting I made with ink, the rough idea was lying around the studio for months and I'm glad I finally took time to finish it. I might be using this sketch to paint a big acrylic later.

This painting was sketched & painted with Winsor & Newton ink on 230g paper, original is 21 x 15 cm / 8.3 x 5.9 "

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For painting videos see my YouTube channel

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Faces of Persephone II, closeup by jane-beata The other one by jane-beata Graphite closeup by jane-beata Today, right now...never, watercolor painting by jane-beata 

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Studio closeup by jane-beata
Studio closeup
Newest painting ready for an exhibition, that is opening in two days. I only have two pieces in it, but it's at least something I can look forward to since my work schedule is so busy :) Would you like to see complete works? ;)


For painting videos see my YouTube channel

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Faces of Persephone II, closeup by jane-beata Graphite closeup by jane-beata Today, right now...never, watercolor painting by jane-beata Harmony, watercolor couple portraiture by jane-beata

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Traditional Art Week Summary (June 2014)

Oh my oh my, how time does fly! Our Traditional Art Week is now officially over, in case you missed any of our articles, here's the full list ♥

Many thanks to our hard-working contributors > SylwiaTelari, Goodnight-Melbourne, jamberry-song for their dedication!

Monday June 9th

Traditional Art Week Introduction blog by jane-beata

Tuesday June 10th

Wednesday June 11th

Thursday June 12th

Friday June 13th

Saturday June 14th

Sunday June 15th

Chat event by jane-beata
Traditional Art Week Summary blog by jane-beata

Don't despair! Next Traditional Art Week is scheduled for September 2014!
If you wish to suggest a topic for an article, please do so using this forum.


Your favorite butterfly portrait? 

89 deviants said Lady with a butterfly, watercolor painting by jane-beata
88 deviants said Girl with a butterfly, watercolor by jane-beata
23 deviants said Her butterfly dreams by jane-beata


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H-A-Cooke Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Jane!

Long time no chat! I was wondering if you posted (and then took down) the commission you did for me in 2012 - the watercolor Butterfly.  I was going to add it to my Favorites Gallery.


~ H-A-Cooke
diana-0421 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Tag a quality deviant, You’re it! Quality doesn't mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them!
Astralseed Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
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primalfuryan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
A very warm,healthy,successful & magically filled with love & happiness new year 2015 to you & your family,
take care and stay safe!Hug
Warmest Greetings by KmyGraphic ChristmasWishes by KmyGraphic Merry-Christmas 2015 by KmyGraphic 
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rachelynnmain Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work :)
Patricia-Kunrath Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
I LOVE your work!
Ad-mi-rall Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
mega veci tu mas... zíram! watchujem! a tesim sa na dalsie!
machinedeer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
You do amazing work.
FlourCat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello. My name is Amber. I know that you probably get tons of comments. After a while, you probably didn't even look at them. Don't worry, I've done that with my dA feed. I still want to express my opinion.
I think that it is absolutely amazing that you manage to put so much depth into your paintings. I think it's fantastic the way you make a realistic drawing and then splash it with vibrant colors. I think your style is so unique and beautiful.
I hope I didn't annoy you with this comment, but I felt the need to just write down how great an artist you are.
lweegiel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you do those details? So Awesome!!!
Alazano Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Sorry for double posting, but it is very important.
I wanted to ask again, if I have to buy for using this photo:…
Thank you for an answer<3
Your art ist amazing!!
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
:ahoy: :hug:
You have done wonderful work even before you became a heart, and continued after as well. Thank you for everything that you did! :)
Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Thank you so much for everything you did for the Community! Hug :iconsqueezehugplz:Party It was my absolute honor to be your Suggester so many times! Heart Love

Please don't stop being wonderful! :iconcocoglompplz: I hope that you will become soon again a CV! ;) (Wink) :iconcocoloveplz:
meiyue Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student General Artist
:tighthug: :salute:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
:hug: :salute:
SaloGuardione Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for all the effort in the community! :clap:
Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fantastic contributions of time and work you have made to this community!   :hug:  

Well done!  :clap:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You've done a great job Jana, it was really good to have you on team :hug:
SRaffa Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well done, lass! :hug:
iingo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your hard work
Arichy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cinyu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for everything! :hug:
TheCreativeJenn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:huggle: Never stop being you. You're a truly amazing lady and a professional artist of great influence. :heart::heart:
keithmore2000 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your artwork. How do I get noticed on DA?
DusanMalobabic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Thanks Jana for the DD :bow: You didn't have to do that ;) 
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