10 July, 2016

World Watercolour Month and Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge: July 9th

I wasn't too keen on the official prompt on the World Watercolour Month website so I was out on my own. I thought... tree. I haven't ever tried to do a watercolour tree before so I thought that'd be an interesting challenge. I have a very hard time dealing with the transparency and lightness you can get from watercolour and I think if I had a better hold on this my tree would have been nicer. BUT I think this came out pretty good. I like a lot of it, and the little details of leaves I added with my Faber-Castell Polychromos. I'll definitely try trees again, probably in the next few days if I don't like the prompt!

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Continuing with the idea of using stamps I haven't coloured yet, I picked this fairy from Kraftin' Kimmie and used my Kuratake Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers because I have such a hard time breathing around my Copics and this was so little I needed to be really close to it to see the detail. Even when very careful though it was hard to keep the colours from bleeding. Watercolouring on stamps is frustrating. Whereas with things I paint I want the bleeding 99% of the time, I get stuck with colours bleeding into places I don't want them to on stamps. Practise, practise, practise.

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