Santa - student project

This was a quick class with lot of fun techniques to practice, but there are a few things I would do differently if I painted this again.  My pencil drawing of santa and deer was completely covered by my watercolor wash so I would outline them with a waterproof fineliner before starting. My paper was a bit rough for the masking fluid so the edge of the moon was not sharp and the paper tore a bit when I removed it.  I would use a tape mask as demonstrated. Also, I forgot to paint the direction of trees correctly. Anyway, this was fun to paint and I have plans to give it another try as a background on a card.

Santa - image 1 - student project