As a big fan of Pixar movies and in honor of Incredibles 2 coming out last Thursday, I decided to make fan art of one of my favorite characters: Violet Parr!
You will need: a pencil (I’m using a Blackwing Pearl), watercolor paper/mix media paper (I’m using a Canson Mix Media Sketchbook), watercolor (Using Windsor and Newton Cotman Watercolors), brushes, eraser, black waterproof artist pens (I’m using Micron Pigma 03)
Taking out a sketchbook and pencil, start by sketching out the rough outline of a face with pencil. Center the face on the paper. Where will the nose go? the eyes? If you are curious, I’m using a Blackwing Pearl pencil and a Canson XL Mix Media Sketchbook.
Finish sketching the face and add tiny details like eyelashes. I googled “Violet Parr” and used a photo as a basis for my interpretation. I love her big eyes and jet black hair! 😁
Once you’ve completed the final touches, start tracing the pencil lines with a black waterproof pen. I don’t recommend using a ballpoint pen or any gel pens since we will be adding watercolor on top.
After you finish lining the whole sketch, let it dry for a minute or so to prevent possible smearing. Erase well with a high quality eraser that doesn’t smudge. Remove any sign of pencil marks!
Here’s the fun part! 🎊😊 Begin adding watercolor to your masterpiece. I colored Violet’s hair with Payne’s Grey from my Winsor and Newton Cotman set. Don’t add too much water or the paper might begin to pill.
Finish adding color and observe. Do you need to add anything else? Don’t forget to label your artwork!
How did you like this tutorial? Do you like the Incredibles as much as I do?