Botanical Watercolors

Botanical Watercolors - student project

Very fun class! I'm eager to practice the blending skills I've learned in this class on my own projects. I spent way too much time mixing colors and feeling anxious that I wasn't able to duplicate the teacher's color mixes but I started to enjoy the mixing process by the time I got to the succulent painting. In looking these over now, I realize I have to work on varying the values and painting with less pigment and more water.

Botanical Watercolors - image 1 - student project
This hibiscus painting was blah -- not enough value variation -- so I added highlights with a white gel pen.
Botanical Watercolors - image 2 - student project

I tried it again and it was a little better except for the paint pooling in the two front petals.

Botanical Watercolors - image 3 - student project

Botanical Watercolors - image 4 - student project

Karyn Charm
Wanna-be Illustrator