Read about the sketch in the caption. I was having a lot of fun working on this tan-toned paper from Strathmore. It’s their 400 Series Mixed Media Toned paper. At 184 lbs. it’s a great weight also for collage.
In the detail you can see I’m able to get streaky strokes of color because I’m using the paint opaquely. I added a little bit of white gouache to my brush as well and got that striped effect on the collar.
Why so much red on the face? Why not?! It was what I had out for paint on the palette and it still makes me smile when I look at it. (Also fun with stubble!)