Really enjoyed these excercises. One of my objectives in watercolor is to learn to have a more "flowy" stroke and let the water and color do their magic.
These ten excercises help a lot, specially with the blob flower and tulips!
I had two favorites, the feathers and the galaxy.
I was very surprise how using ink over watercolor "fixes" the "blobs" of color into really pretty compositions!
Really appreciate any comments!
The press and realese technique for the wreath really makes you get into a flow!
Definitely smaller strokes are a bit harder, but loved how from one branch you can make a very pretty composition!
Feathers love! I used salt and alcohol to bring dimension and texture!
I enjoyed this process a lot, the bleeding and letting it dry to get more layers works the patience ... but worth it.
I'm amazed with my feathers :)!
The ink really creates magic into the "blobs" of color. I used a sharpie, I don't have microns (will buy some latter). While working on the exercise I was very skeptical of the results .... but at the end "voila" love them!!
I struggled with the strokes for both of these flowers, was very insecure of how much water and where to put the stroke, I need to just let it go ... I'm not in love with the results .... will practice more, for sure!!
The galaxy ... loved this process. The way the water and color blended and how flowy the technique is; I used salt and alcohol again to gain dimension and texture and the white ink totally adds to the end result.
I needed to make a birthday card, so I thought what better way to use the galaxy and some letterings than this . I used brushes for the letters as I don't own the brushes Peggy suggested for the class.