Did this series of portraits months ago... It's actually all just one sketch, which I played/experimented with over and over again. Trying a new style... loose hand and colored (using "unconventional" color combination). Well, it's a new style to me, as I don't do loose strokes on my portraits, except for the hair. I used watercolor colored pencils here. After I did Sketch 1, I thought I'd give it a bit of water wash. And since it was a practice sketch, I decided to go on playing it by putting back in the strokes and washing again... repeating the process again. I think I should have stopped at Sketch 2. hahaha... But I think the effect of Sketch 4 is ok. Giving the strokes a wash seems to give the portrait some depth. I guess that's why I give my fashion illustrations a base of watercolor before adding in the shading.
This portrait is based on a picture of Jon Kortajarena, but I didn't draw the features accurately. I just wanted to do some experimenting on the rendering.