Mastering Water Control

Mastering Water Control - student project

This is a fabulous class!  I learned so much!  Thank you, Denise! 

Exercises 1 and 2 - Mastering Water Control - image 1 - student project

Exercises 3 and 4 - 

Mastering Water Control - image 2 - student project

Exercise 5 - 

Mastering Water Control - image 3 - student project

And my final project.  Is it perfect?  No.  Is it even really "good?"  No.  But I'm happy with my rhino friend.  I'm relatively new to watercolor, and I've never attempted anything this close to realism before.  I don't aspire to realism, which is probably a good thing, LOL!  However, I was happy to have the chance to attempt it.  Water control is something I've struggled with, and this class helped me gain more experience and a little more understanding. I'm still struggling with blending things in when you add in layers.  I have a tendency to keep working farther and farther out from the line I'm trying to blend and usually end up going over a huge section, if not the whole piece, again.  I think that's the reason my rhino turned out a little dark.  I also struggled a lot with the snout, which is the part of the piece I'm the least happy with.  However, after multiple attempts, I could sense my paper was getting to the point of overload, so I had to let it be.  

Mastering Water Control - image 4 - student projectMastering Water Control - image 5 - student project