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Sunflowers - Ink & water illustration

Hi everyone!

I really enjoyed and learned a lot from this course as well as from the participants' projects which all look fantastic!

I usually use charcoal for drawings and oil colours for paintings, but recently decided to try out watercolours so I'm new to this medium and love to try different approach. I never thought of mixing dark outlines and colour at the same time in a painting since I always thought it won't look professional and artistic to use dark outlines with colours (either black & white as in charcoal or colours without outlines in paintings) so to use watercolour with ink was really interesting concept.

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As you can see my project was sunflowers which was a request from my friend to paint her sunflowers, I attached a photo of my first painting which I wasn't satisfied with, I felt something was off and this was before I took this course, after I saw the lessons I thought I would give it another try using this method of illustrations especially after I saw Carolyn O'Bayley's sunflower project here, I thought it looked amazing. I really liked the outcome! and realised my mistake was too much details and colour and not leaving white spaces.

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So here is the final project, thank you so much Erin for this beautiful and informative course!

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