Joker watercolour study2020

watercolour painting


I began this piece by collecting still shots from the 2019 film Joker directed by Todd Phillips. Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal, in combination with the movie’s colour palettes, played major roles in inspiring this project. My goal for this piece was to realistically portray the human figure and facial expressions while paying attention to colour and light.


watercolour paint / pencil / ink pen

Process Pictures



© Derek Lin, 2021
Updated: 03.28.21