Thanks to my wonderful kids and husband, I had a SUPER day off today -
and was able to illustrate two images..
I have more to study, and experiment with because I've found that I just am not getting enough contrast with my watercolors - adding colored pencil helps, but I want to be able to get the contrast far better than what I'm doing now. Note the shadow of the reeds in the blue water (which isn't so hot, either)...I have to practice those washes, and add more pigment I believe..
anyone have some recommendations on contrast? Do I just start the color light, and let it dry, or should I try to just add a lot of pigment when it's wet? Hmmmm...watercolorers out there, please comment as I give it up to all of you who get it right!
Here's my little "Cheese Boat" illustration...
off to start a new week - hopefully posting tomorrow..!