Brushes App on my iPod Touch.

Freehand from a photo.

15-20 minutes.

Left-handed continuous red contour line, right-handed additional color.

March-April 2010, I intend to draw a different contemporary artist every day.

Today’s artist is American watercolorist Anne Watkins. The thing that strikes me most in all of her work is her incredibly good use of white space, and how she is able to handle her watercolors to yield clean edges between color and background. When she paints portraits, she manages to find a sweet side in everybody, no matter how much they were frowning or furrowing their brows when staring in the camera or sitting for her.

You can see Anne’s artwork on her flickr imagestream:

www.flickr.com/photos/annewatkins/

And on her website:

www.annewatkins.com/

Photos of Anne and other artists’ portraits of her can be seen here:

www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762361887…

10-03-12-JULIA-KAYWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 100 artists drawing each other! Here’s Anne’s portrait of me from the party. If you’re an artist who’d like to draw/paint other flickr artists, please join the Portrait Party at: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/