Sunday, March 14, 2010

Adventures in Watercolor

"Ensnared"
Been experimenting with watercolor, the medium that has struck fear and intimidation in me, even over the dreaded oils. And you know what? I've rather enjoy them. I think it's due to the fact their application is alot like colored pencil. It's additive layers. Of course, I don't know what the heck I'm doing, but I've overcome some of the anxiety...at least enough to ease up and have some fun. Here's the sketch and then the first two layers. Um, think her hair needs to be dark.

6 comments:

tlc illustration said...

I like what I can see (if I squint at them... Any chance you can post larger files so that can click to see more detail if one chooses?)

Krista said...

Wow, these are so pretty! I really love this one. :)

TLC, when I clicked on them they did get bigger and they were very beautiful... :)

ruthie said...

beautiful, your excursion into water colour sure worked. Its interesting tht folk have a fave madium to work in, mine is watercolour, i am struggling to master acrylic at the moment, it feels like working backwards to me.

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Thank you ladies. I'm going to start over. I don't like the paper. I've been using Rives and though the paint goes down nicely, the paper itself isn't white enough. Think I will try Lanaquelle. There are some things that are bugging me about this composition too.
Ruthie: I know what you mean about that working backwards. I want to try acrylic only use it like a wash. Maybe that will help.

Raul Avila said...

buen dibujo, y con gran delicadeza


abrazo

Uncle Tree said...

You paint some real sweeties!