I have slowly and steadily been filling in the sketchbook I’m using for the Creative Watercolor Sketching for Beginners course by Laura McKendry. It’s taking a while as there are many pages to fill.
The pages are started hap haphazardly at first then you try to tie them together either by technique or subject matter so it ends up as a cohesive body of work.
Moths to a light are in-between a page of line painted light bulbs and the Colourful Watercolour Beetles I’ve shown previously.
The light bulb is from the page before and the element inside it is the shape of an origami butterfly using lines. Origami butterflies also appear on other pages in the book. Trying to fit everything together.
I thought moths are bugs so not to much of a leap to beetles or even butterflies really.
The background is interesting; I didn’t want another solid dark background then I spotted a bristle brush on the desk. Starting with yellow I swiped paint hear and there, then pink then indigo as I worked to the edge of the page.
The next two pages fit between a page of some small round colour pallets and a page containing monochrome or tonal origami butterflies.
The hot air balloons remind me of the colour pallets turned sideways, they’ve started off colourful and as they float to the other side of the page they become more pink in various tones. I’ve also added some fluffy pink clouds and two tiny butterflies just for fun.
As I go through the book I am thinking some of these pages are not quite finished. Maybe towards the end I’ll make a few additions.
I still have pages to fill and it’s taking a while to complete this course but I don’t mind, although it’s not the sort of things I would normally think to paint, it’s a very interesting way to work.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun