I wish this little statuette was still in my possession, it has many memories for me from when I was much younger. A couple of years ago, while wandering around a garage sale somewhere, I saw one just like it, which kind of shattered my fantasy of having something unique… lol. Oh well, my memories of the original stay unchanged. :-)I think the idea with watercolor is to really let it do what it does best, and not really try to paint what you think you want. Put it on the paper and see what it does… Push it, or rather “encourage” it, here and there… Let it dry and lay another layer on it. This is still a learning experience for me, but I’m thinking that three layers might be a good maximum, after that things get a bit muddy.
And by the way, I don’t think too many people can lay down a “perfect” one layer right off the bat. (actually I don’t think there is any such thing as perfect, but that’s another story entirely) There is, however, a good time to say “stop! wooooah Nellie, time to put the wagon away”, and stop messing with the piece.
I can’t wait to figure out when that is…. :-p
Become one of the few, the amazing, the outstanding… Become a Patreon of Drawn and Divided! Rewards are few, but very meaningful. You become a indispensable part of my every day work life, helping me to become a better and more skilled artist. With your help I explore techniques, subjects, and also produce a monthly video of my work process. The first video has been released, and each video will improve, as that is also a new skill. Upon pledging (anywhere from $1 to $15 a month) I will send you whatever I have available of prints – right now I have three.
You also receive – through email or private message – a coupon you can use on any (any) sketch card purchase in the future!