Rockin'

Rockin' - student project

This is a wonderful class!,  I tried to savor every moment of lessons and practice (definitely not because I'm in slow turtle mode), so here is my practice in both digital and traditional:

Rockin' - image 1 - student project

Rockin' - image 2 - student project

I really liked this mossy rock, made in Clip Studio Paint. Now to the traditional pratice....

Rockin' - image 3 - student project

I loved the "no" growing with a cloud on it's head and had to draw it, heheh, it was fun, pencil sketches are always a pleasure to draw. After this point, things got weird, I started with gouache (we have a rocky relationship) and totally forgot my rock basics because I was focusing so much on dealing with gouache. After taking a couple of breaks, I somehow managed to keep subject and material under control (second one is watercolor with dirty gouache brush, ooops not sorry) :

Rockin' - image 4 - student project

Note to self: don't make things more complicated by using non-quality paper woman! you know watercolors don't like this mix media stuff.

From here, I tried rocks from imagination and from the class video. I realized something very important: I need more practice with true random organic shapes /lines. Seems like my brain was obsessed with perfect perpendicular lines, even curvy ones! and evenly spaced and neatly piled boxes pretending to be rocks. It's so fascinating how every times I went in auto-pilot and believed I was making random marks, they were not. So, I think I shall stick with references first and get familiar with rocks, properly looking at their beautiful weirdness.

Rockin' - image 5 - student project

Rockin' - image 6 - student project

I'm so happy I took this class!! I love painting rocks :)

Thank you Sarah!