My first watercolour

Back in NoHuevember I borrowed a set of watercolours from my wife. And, after trying them out to see what they look like on the paper (below) I did the chair above.

Though I have painted with water soluble paints at school, this is really the first time I have painted with watercolours, with lots of water. I was so encouraged by this result that I did that day’s huevember picture in the same style. That chair appears again, though its the purple that counts this time.

Since then I have been carrying those watercolours around with me most of the time and even when the huevember challenge was over, I still often find time to do a quick watercolour and ink sketch.

Huevember 2019 sketchbook

I missed a couple days in November and the crowd I was sharing with decided we should do Huevember. Now Inktober is well within my comfort zone: ink pictures are basically black and white. And if I use a grey brush pen then they’re still mainly monochrome. Taking on Inktober is just a way to commit to doing 31 of them. Practice! But Huevember is a different sort of challenge for me. I needed to learn how to use colour. Here is the resulting sketchbook: