I feel lazy today. I knew I needed to write several posts for the trip I had, but couldn't seem to get myself to even start a single sentence, much more finish a post, related to the trip that is.
Anyways, I've been trying out watercolor painting for a week now. Immediately after deciding to go serious on this, I bought several brushes, a plastic palette, a sketching and a water color pad. Right at the time when I blot my damped brush on the new water color pad, I knew that the reason why I had great difficulty on the first try was because of the kind of paper I was working on. Silly me, I used a regular sketching paper for painting. Result? The colors won't spread and blend as much as I wanted to. With this legit paper, it made things easier.
So I chose a picture in the magazine and sketched it and then painted it.
Hmmm... yeah. I would want to know how to paint something like the one below.
There's just more texture and drama to it. I wonder how they do this: selecting which area has shadows and which would be left blank. In my case, I end up coloring everything.
Oh well, on to the next canvas.