Thursday, 7 April 2016

Sketchy Ink and Watercolour

The very water-soluble ink in my Rotring art pen has caused me problems when attempting to add watercolour washes over a sketch, so I tried it the other way round - sketching the ink over a dried watercolour background. Just a scribble, but I quite like it.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Bold Tulip Painting

I really enjoyed doing the pansy tutorial, so I've decided to do some more large close-up flowers using my own reference photos. Tulips are my favourite spring flowers, so I've started with those.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Pansy From Tutorial

I found a very useful tutorial online by Birgit O'Connor, who makes lovely bold watercolour paintings of flowers. I finished my version in my own way, but following the tutorial was a great learning exercise, especially about how to get the water to carry colour in large areas. Here's my effort (based on Birgit's original).