Beginning watercolors

imageLet the watercoloring begin!

Found an old set of tube paints buried in a closet so I gave that plaid color chart a try. Definitely helped me understand how to layer them. And also just how much water to add. Some of these stay very opaque which is not a bad thing, but something to be aware of.

Supplies: I used Reeves Water Color (set of 12).  At $7 a set, they’re very affordable, and the ones I used were from when my husband was in high school so, clearly, they last a while. The paper is Canson 98lb. mixed media paper, good for acrylic, watercolors, and pen. I love this paper because I can never stick with just one medium for long and I don’t see why I should have to. They’re all fun.


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Red Bull- initial sketch

I’ve been reading The Last Unicorn, my favorite story as a kid. Can’t wait to rewatch the movie, too! I’ve got several sketch ideas from the story, but this is the first to be put on paper. Colored pencils are not my best medium but they’re quick. Planning to color this digitally soon. I’m still pretty new to digital art so this will be the most detailed piece I’ve created so far. Pics of the finished product to come later.art-red bull sketch

Books to inspire

I’ve finally finished the logo designs I’ve been working on over the last couple months! Goal achieved. Time to recharge. This week has been all about finding motivation for my own personal projects. And did I hit the jackpot! I’ve been going back and forth between 3 very different books. I’ve finished reading them, but […]