Making Portraits Fun and Creative with Watercolor Effects

I recently saw a really cool portrait watercolor painting online, and I loved it so much that I thought, how can I make something similar to this.  I really loved the texture and the color it added, and how it was more than just an ordinary portrait.  I can’t paint to save my life, so I wondered how I could apply this to my knowledge of photography, and I wondered if there was a way I could make this happen using Photoshop.  Watercolor Portrait Photography turned out to be fun and simple.  My try at Watercolor Portrait Painting is below:

Creative Watercolor Effect Portrait

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