The landscape I posted last week isn’t the only watercolor practice I’ve been doing. . . I’ve also enjoyed making these galaxies. They were originally inspired by this tutorial on Youtube:
Unfortunately, this method didn’t work for me exactly. My paints are less pigmented and have a smaller variety of color – so, for example, I couldn’t use the deep indigo as shown in the tutorial. I also don’t have any masking fluid. Nevertheless, Cloud and I developed a new method that layers colors and creates stars through splattering opaque white watercolor paint. Though this method cannot achieve the intensity as shown in the tutorial – or many other galaxy paintings seen online – I’m very happy with how these turned out. (^__^)
By the by: I’m thinking of photographing the next galaxy I paint step-by-step and making a tutorial. Would you be interested in this? Let me know! 😀
As I mentioned before, I’ve been sketching on watercolor paper with the full intent to paint them traditionally, rather than digitally – but I’m a little nervous to start. What if I ruin it?! You know the feeling? With digital art, you always have CTRL+Z, but with watercolors, you can’t change it once you put down the paint. So nerve-wracking! 💦 💦 💦
I didn’t want to let that feeling hold me back, so I looked up some tutorials on Youtube and started painting some small pictures to break the ice! This painting of mountains and rivers was made using simple techniques from this video by Mr. Otter Art Studio:
The idea of a simple landscape using washes sounded easy enough for even a beginner! And it was a lot of fun. 😀 Though, I think I’ll practice a bit more before I try to paint one of the sketches! (^__^);;
And a close-up of the painting:
Have you tried painting with watercolors? How did you like it? Let me know in the comments below!
Welcome back to Week 2 of Draw Everything June! Run by Sailor Sakky on deviantART, Draw Everything June is a figure-drawing challenge with a new reference photo posted every weekday. You can read the rules here: Draw Everything June 2: 2017 Edition. For week 2, there were a bunch of challenging poses – so I’m really happy it’s the weekend and I can recharge a little, haha! But enough talking, here are the sketches! Enjoy.
See you next week!
I’m still in a flower-inspired mood, so have a sketch of Cloud as a Lady of Spring! In keeping with the witch drawings I did last Inktober, Cloud is the character I turn to when I want to draw flowers and spring-like themes. She’s just so optimistic and sweet herself that it seems a natural fit! (◕‿◕✿)
I’m looking forward to coloring her – but I’m still a little inexperienced with watercolors – so I’m a little nervous. *sweats* I should start with something simpler, yet I can’t stop drawing such complicated sketches. orz Oh well, practice practice!
If you have any watercolor tips, or a good tutorial to recommend, I’d really appreciate it! Let me know in the comments below! (^u^)
For the month of June, I’ve found a new challenge: Draw Everything June! Run by Sailor Sakky on deviantART, Draw Everything June is a figure-drawing challenge with a new reference photo posted every weekday (so at least weekends are off – phew!). I’ve decided to do this challenge as a daily warm-up, which means it’s perfect for pencil sketches! XD
To keep organized, I’ll be posting my sketches for Draw Everything June once a week – probaben ly Friday or Saturday. Other content (paintings, WIPs, essays, & project updates) will continue being posted as well.
Here’s the first week! A bit short because there’s only been two weekdays in June so far. Presenting Annalia Goldburn:
Day 2: PracticeEven the simple spells are a lot of fun!
For my own amusement, I’ve decided to follow Annalia’s adventures for the duration of the challenge. So it will be a challenge of consistency as well as figure drawing! 😀
See you with Part 2 later this week!