Sunday, July 29, 2012

Watercolors -- beginning

I've been wanting to learn to use watercolors because they are so incredibly unpredictable and create so many interesting effects (which I haven't quite been able to replicate digitally --somewhat, but not completely). I want to stay away from the picture realism style and lean more towards the freeness that encourages the unpredictability of this medium.
Deciding to start with something simple, I chose tree silhouettes. After making a loose sketch I began layering on colors, letting them blend and then lifting out color with a scrunched paper towel.
I'm not ecstatic with the result, but still feel it was a good start.

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