I wanted to try some new techniques that I saw in tutorial videos. All I wanted to do was crumble the paper up and go into Netflix mode. Why did I feel so damn adventurous? I tell you why. I want to get better and get to where I am comfortable with doing loose watercolor painting, paint vibrant animals, paint fluff, and practice. After ripping myself apart (I am my own worse critic) I decided to try another then another.
Masking Fluid and Landscapes
I haven’t painted landscapes before and I have never used masking fluid. First I tipped the bottle over and it went all over the table (insert minor cussing meltdown here). I started using it before reading instruction and the awkward ‘nib’ that came with it sucked. Any suggestions on using masking fluid I would greatly appreciate. This project felt muddy but I will attempt another later.
Monochrome and Fluff
Yeah, this was a fail but I learned a new technique. I also need to learn when to stop. Will try another later and no masking fluid used here. Is there a better way to get cute and fluff? My poor panda ended up looking like a tired old man watching young kids and not understanding why they can’t pull up their pants.
Rooster and Wet on Dry
I haven’t really tried wet paint on dry paper. Kinda like it and definitely need more practice. I’ve been wanting to paint roosters and chickens for a while and will try one with more colors and maybe on a larger canvas. It looks like it’s really cocky and out of proportion giving it the ‘strut’ look. More practice needed.
I am open to advice, recommendations, and tips on watercolor animals and landscapes.