I'm experimenting again. I pulled out an old photo of my friend Jess. I decided to go for a bit of a different look than normal, play up the colours, and do something maybe a bit surreal.
The original photo. I simplified the background.
Step One. I did an ink outline because I like bold edges, especially when so much of the finished drawing will end up covered in reflective, distorting bubbles. I put watercolour over top, which I made a little bolder because of the coming layers. The colours didn't follow any particular scheme because I'd decided against a realistic skin colour. Then I covered it with conte and pastel.