Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Wrestling with my watercolours today, feeling overwhelmed by the medium and my lack of control.
I've put this drawing on hold for the time being.
Since all my energy goes into learning by doing I decided to abandon attempts at getting a specific effect/result and just see what happened, so I've been experimenting a bit today with different ways of using the paint.
Splashing paint on wet in wet, then adding detail with touches of paint and drawing with watercolour pencils.
Quick ink pen sketch with watercolour washes on top.
Paint and watercolour pencils.
I think I just need to keep gathering experiences with the paint, and eventually I will be able to make it do what I want in a specific image.