So, watercolor....I've been fighting the idea of really diving into the world of watercolor for some time now. I've always loved pen and ink and watercolor but I never thought I was really strong at it...SO! I started playing around in my sketchbook, a few days testing colors and seeing how I naturally work with the medium. I've watched a handful of tips and tricks videos on YouTube and I feel like I'm getting more confident with it. I mean watercolor is a unpredictable medium so I can only prep myself so much but I jumped in and to be honest, I am loving it! I kind of knew I would but I never gave myself the time to explore and grow with it. I really wish I had but I am excited to see where all of this goes and what artwork I create!
I've been doing a lot of portraits lately so I thought I'd share some of my sketches, the place I tend to start when coming up with ideas.
This one took much longer than I wanted it to take. The text placement was a bit of a challenge since I didn't really plan out the layout and I didn't even know I wanted text in the design until after doing the focal image. But I am really happy with how this came out and I look forward to the rest of the handful of portraits I plan to do! *Excited*
More portrait work-n-progress. Trying to figure out backgrounds and colors...
I got to create a couple superhero designs today for my project time at work. I went with an "Iron Man" theme...Meet Dan the Man...
Working on some portraits. Thought it couldn't hurt to add some to my portfolio.
I've been working on this one for a few days off and on. I think I may change the boy to look at his Granny instead of his current expression. I feel like this could be a sweet moment but the kid's face right now as it is, isn't working for me. Update- I changed it! lol I added it to the scroll, a before and after...
----- Side note:
One of the things I miss about living in New York is public transportation. Yes, it wasn't always the best and YES sometimes people got a little too close for comfort BUT there's nothing like people watching on the train or the bus in NYC. I would take the Q83 almost everyday to the E train and ride that to school. It was about a hour and a half trip and I would see so many different people traveling to some place different and I rarely saw the same person twice.
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