Here is a new subject which didn’t end as I expected but it was a fun challenge. Again I’ve realized that leaving bits of white paper can have a great effect for breaking large areas.
While writing my graduate thesis I couldn’t stop looking at the beautiful rooftops on a summer evening. Here is a loose approach with an attempt to connect shapes. I desperately need a rigger brush for those antennas 😀
Here are two quick sketches of different subjects and impressions: One is hazy an dreamy, and the other sharp and busy. Oh well, still learning how to tell the story of light and atmosphere!
With this painting I’ve been trying to achieve texture by using fingerprints, scratches, droplets and pencil marks while mixing different tonal values on a large wash. It’s a fun process and very hard to control because of timing, gravity and paint consistency 😉
Here is a loose approach to a new subject 😉
Observation and technique are very important when dealing with a new subject, but so are the tools you use along the way. Using the appropriate brush according to the object’s size and shape will create a continues flow and avoid mindless concerns. This will allow you to concentrate on the impression and atmosphere. Instead of worrying how the stroke will turn out, you worry if it fits the composition, the lightning, the mood.
The most important thing in achieving a desired effect with watercolors is controlling the wetness of a certain area. It’s very important to establish the subject as quick as you can so one can focus on prolonging the wetness of the paper and create soft blendings and unique texture. I am still studying this as best as I can, it’s an adventure 🙂
Here is another monochrome experiment from a wonderful wintertime photo. Trying to paint as much as I can with the new brush, love it! 😉
Here’s a fast monochrome sketch that I fell in love with 😉