After a long period of time, I found a watercolor set from the drawer.
This is art form what I don’t like to do, because there is so much waiting.
If I remember right, back in the days I used to make many paintings at the same time. Others wet, others dry, rest of pieces between that, working process right?
It’s hard to do painting, when you have to thing forward all the time in the progress.
There is no shortcut to the dark colors. Normally what I’m using, is Sharpies and point pens, those are easy. If you want to make outline, you can… don’t have to wait.
Watercolor is another world of dimension.
All the technics and methods about watercolor painting, has slipped out of my memory.
Sweeping and washing techniques, has turned into just some random words in my head.
Still, I have a a feeling that painting with these were fun. Time to find a brush and give it a try.
Sure wasn’t so simple than I remembered, paint, wait, paint, wait… where’s the hair dryer?
Okay, now I have the touch… better try to do something.
Test number one is portrait of the Doctor Victor Von Doom. Why Doctor Doom you ask? Well, it’s easy to do, hood and mask, no matter how you messed it up, everyone who has ever read comics know who he is… from the colors and from the mask, easy to recognize like HULK.
No matter how much mess there is, you still can recognize him.
Started from the background and moved to the middle. Sounds easy?
Couple of major mistakes on the way and had to hide those by adding more layers after drying out.
There was so much things going on and paper was getting wet. I genuinely did not remembered how difficult this is.
At some point I found myself thinking: “Is there better brushes around?” Well the answer is no.
Only these kindergarten brushes are available. Have to use some pointer pens for that mask, looks like there ain’t no other way.
Moving on, let’s call this mixed technique!
This piece was much more fun to do than earlier.
Accidentally added those hearts tho… yeah, I almost messed this up in the beginning.
Few innocent drops of red paint to the wet paper, had to transform those in to something red, oblivious choice was heart.
This watercolor painting style is so difficult and different, but also quite fun.
Coloring the background comes so easily. This is SO MUCH faster than using pencils.
Although, again I find myself using pencils to finishing those sharp points.
This really got me thinking: “Should I buy those smaller brushes for small details?”
Let’s check the next one.
First I was trying to create a desert, what a disappointment.
Had to turn it between the work, into something else. Aaaaaand here comes the drop of black color, in the middle of the paper. Of course, like gravity pulling those dropping watercolor drops in the middle of my work.
Quick research and model for dancing couple. Paper got dry when I was searching the perfect picture. Black and more black… It turned out good, for messed up work. Very next day I was standing in front of this work.
It looks okay, after all I have no idea what I’m doing.
Let’s check the next one.
This last one needed open space, can I do painting outside in the nature?
I walked down to the beach and started painting while kids went for swim.
This is actually the scenery of my home beach. I did spend so many hours with this piece, all the small details you see at the picture was there.
Sure it took few days to finish this and the weather changed little bit. I think that biggest problem was that I’m not enough fast.
Sure there was some annoying bees and mosquitoes but the atmosphere was very calming.
Perhaps next time I do this with pencils.
If you have never tried to paint outside, I strongly recommend it. Feels like therapy session.
Conclusion: Watercolor paintings are not for me. Too much waiting and I really don’t know how to do those sharp lines.
Maybe someday I’ll find better brushes and give it a chance, but for now I’m done with this.
All due respects to those who know how to create unique art with watercolor!
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