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Discovering My Style

PENCIL STUDY

Got low on time towards the left side. But this was very enjoyable. I've never timed myself sketching before. I think I'll incorporate this into my practice. Very fun.

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BLACK & WHITE STUDY

I used watercolor pencils for this sketch. I realized that I need to use them more and how much I rely on a sketch to create. I find it very difficult to just begin painting, which I why I chose this medium. I learned a lot about how I work and using this medium, with this study. Can't wait to complete the other exercises.

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COLOR STUDY

Another challenging one. I enjoyed how this exercise shows what you commit to memory the most and what information you tend to leave out. For the sake of time, I chose to work with watercolor pencils again. I don't think I have that firm a grasp on watercolor yet to just paint off of a loose sketch. Maybe I should challenge myself for the remaining two exercises.

 

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PROMPT STUDY - FULL

My interpretation of the prompt was a full moon. I've been obsessed with skies lately and when I saw the prompt, coupled with the fact that the moon was full this week, I had to do it.

I enjoyed this. I chose to keep it simple, but I wished I used a different paper to execute it. My sketchbook paper isn't the best with wet washes and blending. Got some undesired back runs in some areas. But, I'm satisfied with it.

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SUBJECT STUDY - CLOUDS

I've been studying skies and clouds in watercolor for the past several weeks. I've mostly studied simple wet-on-wet skies using primary colors or blue and gray values. I thought I'd take the opportunity to make this an attempt at wet on dry. I'm not completely satisfied, as I can see where my subject wasn't as puffy as it could have been. My reference image had a cloud that was fluffy, but not puffy in height.

Secondly, my paper of choice - a cellulose watercolor journal - didn't stay wet enough for me to blend my shadow areas. In hindsight, I would have wet the paper prior to adding in my shadows for a smoother result. Though, due to the overall flatness of my subject, I don't think I'd be satisfied with it in the end.

But, I am satisfied with the fact that I got to learn what I would change and what I would keep for future reference.

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