Swimming through drills and colours

Swimming through drills and colours - student project

Swimming through drills and colours - image 1 - student project

Watercolour Workout: 14 Days of Drills to Advance Your Skills is a class that makes you sharpen your skills a lot. 14 seems a lot of time if you feel lazy, but once you start, you want to keep on and on with this class.

I always felt that my strokes were a bit uneven. I had had problems when I wanted to paint detailed works: wobbly lines, no proper control of the tip of the brush. But this is improving a lot with only a few days of doing these drills. So I'm pleased and surprised!

Swimming through drills and colours - image 2 - student project

I only have a couple of brushes, and some of them have been with me for years, and their tip is a bit broken, but I love them for my works.

In this class, I'm especially interested in controlling my strokes with the Da Vinci Petit Gris Pur  N2 brush, as it lets you have a big range of thickness in your paintings. Thought, it is a bit tricky to paint thin lines if you don't have much experience with it!

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Some of my brushes do funny effects at the end, and the non-synthetic one made beautiful shapes.

Swimming through drills and colours - image 4 - student project

For the line drills, I used a cheap brush: Golden Sable Serie 1500R N6. On my first day doing lines, I forgot to paint them as close as possible, but it was fun playing with colours and different patterns.

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On the next day, I felt much more sure about my strokes and followed better the drills. I also did the flat brush drills and fell in love with them.

Stitches where a change of angle, but they turned out pretty ok!

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I will keep on updating the project with the following drills!

Isa Cienfuegos

Inks & Watercolour

Teacher