Painting Challenge: Continuous Line Portrait

Challenge yourself to create a portrait using ink and watercolor.   Ink:  make one continuous line for the portrait.  Then limit yourself to touching the paper with a paintbrush less than 4 times with color.   Yes 4 times only!   This won’t take long.  I did one in 3-1/2 minutes.

Painting challenge:  Continuous Line Portrait

Include the hashtag #lineportrait in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post.

Deadline April 19, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET    

Here are the details:

  • Draw a continuous line portrait of a person, then use less than 4 brushstrokes to add paint
  • Sponsored by Diann Zimmerman
  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • Include topic hashtag in your Facebook post:  #lineportrait
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Deadline April 19, 2024, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced April 21, 2024
  • Mediums accepted:  watercolor, watercolor pencils, gouache, water soluble graphite, water soluble inks, and mixed media as long as it includes watercolor
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.

There is a free tutorial on my Patreon channel on how to do a continuous line portrait

  • Patreon link:
  • It is only a 3-1/2 minute video.  It is quick to do these continuous line drawings!
  • And remember, you can only touch your paintbrush to the paper 4 times

I did all three of these in about 3 minutes!   It’s so much fun!

What is the prize?   

This challenge is sponsored by Diann Zimmerman.  One random winner will receive a set of 5 full pans Roman Szmal paints.  Beautiful colors!


Where else can you find Diann/Watercolor Beginners and Beyond on social media:

For a free 7-day trial on my Patreon:  Diann Zimmerman – Patreon.


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