Artwork Wednesday is finally back! There isn’t much to show, I’m afraid, because I often have to choose between art and writing each week. I’ll have to see if I can fix that and do a little drawing and a little writing each day.
In the meantime, here’s what I did over the last couple of weeks.
This picture was actually finished weeks ago, and I forgot to upload it. I found some colored pencil tutorials online and used the technique in those tutorials for this picture. In short, the technique requires many layers and washes of color. It reduces the “sketchy” look that I complained about in my year-end art roundup, but it also whittles my pencils down really fast. 🙂
Then last week, I returned to watercolor painting…
With this painting, I didn’t worry to much about details and laid down the colors and shadows loosely. Which was one of my New Year art goals–to quit refining artwork into oblivion. And this turned out rather well, and I hope it marks the start of a journey out of perfectionism. 🙂
This was supposed to be a nice, sunny, warm painting, and ended up looking more like a summer gothic detail. At least I figured out how to create really dark shadows in watercolor.
Another suggestion from Chris! It was a good one–and he’s inadvertently helping improve my skill by suggesting varied subjects. He also wanted me to draw another picture of Bucky (which is sketched and awaiting refinement) and another picture of Batman. And then Gingersnap wants me to draw Poe Dameron. I hope to have those completed before too long!