Today’s is supposed to be a story told in 3 minutes sketches from throughout the day.
Those seedlings are new, but the Easter decoration came home from school a year or so ago.
Back to direct watercolour today. How nice to get it done early and not feel the pressure to perform. Even managed a couple extra fun sketches today which I’ll include in the monthly sketchbook.
Before supper today my daughter was playing with these little animals, making a world for them from the place mats and other objects on the table. But we were hungry and late, and time was short. The sketch was poor so I decided to try out wet on wet colouring that I had read about on Marc Taro Holmes blog this morning.
What I learned was what I already suspected: that this paper is not good enough for watercolour techniques. Especially so because I was using the back of the previous day’s sketch and the paper already had wrinkles into which the water flowed, taking pigment with it to form bands and backruns.
Direct watercolour but from a reference photo as I can’t hold my watch and sketch at the same time. Ultimately a failure of nerve with the perspective but pleasing shadows I think.
Yes, it’s this view again. Nobody was watching TV today. But there were up to three video conference calls going on at once.
Abandoned direct watercolour for this one as the light was not interesting enough.
Another selfie. And again my daughter came to the rescue: I’ve already used the other mirrors in the house, she leant me this one.