16 July, 2014
Watercolour Wednesday: Pink Hibiscus
Can there be a bigger cliche' than drawing and watercolouring flowers? Truly? I think only if I include something faux inspirational like "Believe" or "Dream" across the top. I may include words at some point, but I like the randomness of this background for now. I've decided that with my drawing I'm not after realism. I don't have anything against it, I like it fine, but there are a TON of people that do it and realism just doesn't call to me as it does others. Cartoon people, caricatures of real things, that calls to me. Is this really what a pink Hibiscus looks like? No, not even close. But it diverted my attention, drawing it and then painting it, so why not, right?
I did this with my Derwent Inktense pencils, six of them to be precise. I didn't use them as a pencil, I took my wet brush, ran it over the pencil lead, and painted with the pigment I picked up. Easy peasy! Anyway, I hope you like it, I hope you're not desperately bored with this website as I branch out and away from my scrapbooking and cardmaking, and I hope that you'll come back soon to see what I'm up to.