Basic Watercolor - Illustrate Shoes

Basic Watercolor - Illustrate Shoes - student project

First attempt.  These shoes were actually satin and I added fake rhinestones to match the look from the Macy's catalog.  I know I was too heavy handed trying to control the watercolor so it became a bit muddy, and have to learn to trust and allow it to do it's own thing.  That's ok because it's all experimental and part of the learning process and I really had fun with this project.

Basic Watercolor - Illustrate Shoes - image 1 - student project

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For my sequin piece I found these gorgeous pink boots but the color did not translate well and I don't think I left enough white space?  It just doesn't pop so I added real sequins and more dark shading for definition. See 2nd pic below.

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So I added real sequins.

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So then I went back and just worked along with Katie in the video and I like the results.

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My very own well worn, blue suede, Argentine tango shoes.  Way too much paint and perspective is off on the shoe on the left.

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And lastly my patent leather shoe.  I can't figure out if darker color should be darker or the highlights should also be darker but something is amiss.

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So I made it darker.

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Argentine Tango shoes by Turquoise Shoes.

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Can't help it, I love glitter.

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