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Friday, March 25, 2011
Odds and Ends
I've finished this house picture I've worked on at times over the last two years. I started it before I began using watercolor. It's in my moleskine journal and I used watercolor pencils which work in that book unlike watercolor. This is purely imaginary; a fun escape when I wasn't feeling so cheerful.
The bluish faced creature is me! This was done as an exercise suggested in the group The Sketchbook Challenge. This is a blind contour drawing done in white crayon on white paper so you can't see it even if you peek. I stood in front of a mirror and drew what I saw, then painted over it all with aqua. The outline showed up but I went back and wiped out as much blue in the face as possible and added more realistic colors. One person who saw it on flickr
said it looked like I was looking up from under some water
which I think fits. My eye got a little off to the side and it's
not any great piece but it was fun and I plan to try it again.
The next piece is a bookmark I made after the bigger picture that looks similar. I did these in Jane Lafazio's style with the bigger one made for a class of hers I am currently taking at Joggles. This is ink without using pencil first and then adding watercolor. I got the pink too dark on the large picture so really went lighter on the bookmark. It looks better. I'm having fun in this class and if you are wanting a beginner's course in watercolor journaling this might be the ticket for you. It's fun even if you aren't a total beginner.