This is a new kind of video I’m trying out: art! Over the holidays I got back into watercolours after several years or not painting at all. This is a portrait of my friend Celina from Fables in Fashion. Check out her channel below because she is insanely talented! I am definitely very out of practice with my painting but I would love to continue this series so I can improve more.

The video I was inspired by is Celina’s Christmas Holiday Masquerade Makeup Tutorial in which she draws an entire mask on using make up. She made the whole outfit for that shoot too, definitely check it out over here:

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I have a lot of insanely talented friends and I really want to introduce you guys to some of them.
Recently I’ve gotten back into painting so I thought I would introduce you first to Celina of Fables in Fashion by painting a watercolour portrait of her.
I’ve included these painting videos in vlogs before but let me know what you think of them as stand alone videos.
These are the photos I was inspired by.
Click here to see her Fables video on the look!
Starting with a blank page.
Celina makes a new video every Friday.
Her videos are tutorials on beautiful artistic looks.
I’m using a waterbrush for this painting.
I keep the reference photo handy to make sure I’m doing ok.
In this video she created the mask completely out of make up.
She even sewed the dress and corset herself.
Drawing done, it’s time for colour. I always do skin first.
I do basic wash.
Then start blending in shadows.
Her videos have really cool special effects in them too.
I blend a custom skin colour depending on the subject,
She is also a really talented cosplayer.
Next is a basic wash on the red areas.
And then the creases with more burt sienna.
Now time for the hair. Again a basic wash.
One of the reasons I love Celina’s videos is how creative she is in the storytelling.
Shadows in burt sienna.
I added details to the mask in a mix of yellows.
Washes in the lips and eyebrows now.
Then I filled in the small mask with red and added the eye details with more burnt sienna.
Next I took care of the larger details like lips and eyes.
And then the mask.
While the rest dried I took care of the background using burt sienna again.
Then it was finishing touches on the mask.
So definitely check out Celina’s channel for really creative videos.
And also because she’s a super nice person!
I re-outlined everything in more burt sienna, god so much burnt sienna!
I also added some small white details for highlights.
So I hope you guys enjoyed this, let me know what you think in the comments.
I’ve filled another couple of these already but if you have requests let me know.
It’s been fun learning old techniques around and I’m looking forward to improving again.
Thanks for watching!