Watercolor Sketchbook Practice

Watercolor Sketchbook Practice - student project

 

Exercise 1: Pencil to PaintWatercolor Sketchbook Practice - image 1 - student projectI used too much pigment and discovered that Kuretake watercolors leave distinct outlines compared to other watercolors I've used before. Kuretake allows a nice graphic style due to the outlines if more pigment is used, which I will use this technique in the final project. In addition, this exercise taught me that too much layers causes the colors to look muddy. 

Exercise 2 and 3: Random shapes and Color Exploration

Watercolor Sketchbook Practice - image 2 - student project

This exercise was so fun to do! It really allows you to just play with you medium rather than having pressure to make something perfect.

 

Exercise 4: Mood and Atmosphere

Watercolor Sketchbook Practice - image 3 - student project

I took a darker approach by showing negative emotions such as regret, guilt, depression, shock, disappointment, frustration, and etc. I enjoyed this theme and was able to release some insecurities.

Exercise 5: A Study

Watercolor Sketchbook Practice - image 4 - student project

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