If I could live anywhere…maybe I’d live in a giant shamrock forest.
Painting from life. For my mama who’s been sick. Instead of real flowers, I decided to paint her some.
Lovely, Dark and Deep. Watercolor
Here’s the first installment of the step-by-step process of the painting I’m working on.
1. Outline. I traced a sketch to the watercolor paper, then outlined the pencil lines in watercolor using a detail round brush.
2. First wash. Wet the whole sheet, start dabbing colors where you want the darker tones of the painting to be, which in this case is around the dragon and the kids. Add little flourishes of color.
3. Start picking out the stars in the dragons body. The body is three-dimensional, so I’ve only worked on one face of it, making sure to go darker at the curves.
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Where I’m Going Tomorrow. Watercolor and Ink.