Watercolour portrait fast and loose! This is how I play the game with negative painting techniques. Here's the finished painting, my photo reference, sketch and a very quick video of the steps I made when painting this determined archer.
I cropped the reference photo, made a sketch (omitting some of the stuff) and transferred the sketch to my watercolour paper. Then I let the simple shapes and paint do the work. I'm not one for fussing over details.
This demonstration painting was created for an upcoming workshop! Simplifying Figures and Faces with Cheap Joe's on October 18 - 20, 2023. Here's a link for registration - there are just a few seats left and registration closes soon. Workshop info
photo credit: Florian Hausleitner