I wanted this to be a simple face. Nothing else. No hairdo or neck. The Japanese makeup is pretty simple in the sense that the face is just white, the lips are just red, and the eye makeup is very minimal. In actuality, it's probably a ton of white makeup and such.
I was going to leave just the lips red, but I decided to add red and blue to the face to make it more interesting.
I didn't draw this in a Moleskine. I used regular bond sketchbook paper, so it buckled. Not a good choice for watercolor, but most times I don't know I'm going to add color until the drawing is done.