Thursday, January 10, 2013

Watercolor Exercises

A little practice with washes and values...
And an exercise.  This is Project One in Step by Step Guide to Painting Realistic Watercolors by Dawn McLeod Heim, another book I adore and recommend and have been planning on using for ages. 

By way of self-critique, I need more control with my edges and my charges aren't blending as well as they need to.  I learned a lot from doing this.  (It is done from a traced drawing out of the book, then painted per the author's directions). 

I was going to do a watercolor horse ACEO today but I thought I'd buckle down and do some learnin' before I tackle it.  I also am going to need to seriously work on my drawing skills if I'm going to do any serious watercolor.