As said - I have painted the door again. More content with this version. What did I learn? With the first I was too too eager to stick to the original, no ease. The second was too loose. It seemed like something done very quickly. Now the bricks are slightly different in shape, the door is better. The floor has a good texture. Although I can just see that I have forgotten the flower heads of the plant on the right ...
Who knows, maybe there will be a fourth door?
Last Step - Door
So I drew the door again. Although I was not content with the result (are we ever?) I saw progress compared with the first drawing. It looks more freely drawn, less limited in lines. I'll paint the door a third time anyway.
Day 7 to 14:
The exercises were an interesting experience. I learned so much. Which brush is doing what. The hand positions. The hovering. The twists and turns. I wasn't always happy with the results. That's exactly why I will do the drills over and over again.
Another experience: Even for beginners it is worth investing in paper and paints. My colours simply do not have enough pigments, I miss the intensity.
Day 5 and 6:
The flat brush (Winson&Newton) ist really great! I could stilluse a broader one than 3/8.
As for the angled stitches I found that I dont‘t own the right brush. Interestingly no. 12 was the one that worked best even if it was not that easy to use. I am not content with the intensity of my colours. They were a cheap composition. I am not convinced that I will stick with these. Even while learning good material makes a difference. :-)
Day 2 to 4: Helpful exercises.
It was fun drawing this and I am excited to see what Jen will make out of this exercise in the course.