I really learned a lot about what I like and I don't like during this course.
For the line experiment, I played with a dip pen, a fountain pen, watercolour, colour pencil, brush pen and a fineliner. I definitely have a preference for ink and while I like the way the dip pen looks (first beetle), I don't like using a dip pen. I far prefer a fountain pen where I don't have to worry about my ink running out.
For shape, it was really the first time I've used gouache. I've had a cheaper set sitting in my drawer for ages. I don't love it, but I don't hate it either (second and fourth ladybug). I really liked the super geometric ladybug (third one) as well as the triangular ladybug. I think I might play around with the shape of things a little more in the future.
For space... I can't say that I loved any of these. I liked the final fly where the wings aren't outlined, but other than that one, I'm not happy with my flies at all.
My first couple of butterflies are very meh to me, but I felt that the next four went better. My favourites are the fourth and sixth ones.
I really like split complementary colour palettes. I always thought that I preferred cool colours over warm, but I found myself liking some of the warmer colours more.
I have to say that I love my bees. They're not all bumble bees - only the last one is, and they won't be winning any scientific illustration awards, but I think they each have their own personality. For the most part, I used ink and watercolour as I found that those two mediums were the ones that I was most comfortable with in the other experiments, but I also used some colour pencils over some of the watercolour parts to add texture. I definitely don't enjoy using colour pencils on their own, but over other mediums is something I need to explore more as I like the results.
Thank you for a great class! I'm definitely looking forward to exploring more about the things I learned about my preferences.