World Watercolor Month: Days 13 and 14

I spent lots of time doing the lesson for Ever After, but I did not miss a day of watercolor. ATCs are quick and I need around 30 minutes to do one. This is perfect to get my daily dose of color and flow therapy! So, here is what I did:

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This is ATC No. 14. Again a little intuitive face. I was so in love with the greens and blues that all my pieces in past two days were in this color combo. I did not use any yellow – what appears yellow is actually sap green.

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ATC NO. 15. Same colors with a bit of gold. Ahhh… Makes my heart sing! I filmed this one, here’s the video:

 

And finally, because I was so excited about the seahorse that I made in my Ever After lesson, I had to try one more which is a bit closer to my current style. It started beautifully, but last night I just screwed it up with the dark frame, so I am really not happy with it.

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This is a larger 5×7 cold pressed fabriano artistico paper. I really like this paper. So, that’s it. Of course, I started a new seahorse today, in different color combination and this time without the frame… You will see him soon.

ICAD: two videos

I am in the middle of experimenting with watercolors this month and it’s making me so happy. But last week I have recorded two videos, which I haven’t shared with you. They are already on YouTube. Both are ICAD projects, but also use watercolor, so I am not moving away from this month’s topic 🙂

 

They are very quick and simple cards, but were fun to make. ICAD is perfect project for experimenting with stuff. Something like this I would never do in my journal, but felt ok for the index card. A bit like card-making, which I never did in my life 🙂 So, I hope you will enjoy them… For tomorrow, I have a bright and colorful post in mind for World Watercolor Month challenge…

Eye in Watercolor

Getting ready for the World Watercolor Month… I thought I would try how it’s going to work, because I plan to paint on ATC size paper, just to be able to do one a day. I am not sure if it will be possible even that small. I have two art courses currently running, two more starting on July 1st, ICAD challenge and now this. Ah, yes, and a full time job and part time school. And I am known to bite more than I can chew, why do you ask? Anyways… Let’s keep the spirits up! This is what I did today:

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It’s my very first realistic eye in watercolor. I did have a hard time doing it, so I am rather happy that it looks anything close to a decent eye 🙂 . It took a bit more than an hour… And here’s the video if you are curious to see how I suffered.

I think I do not like hot pressed paper… It’s quite unforgiving. I will try with cold pressed next time.

Think

Think, she says to herself, but do not overthink stuff. Collage, acrylic, modelling paste, watercolor on hot pressed watercolor paper.

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And see her in the making:

ICAD: Coloring my Stamp

Remember that stamp from yesterday? So I thought it might be a good idea to use it on one of the index cards. I colored it with Sakura Glaze Pens. I love how they have the finish reminding of a ceramic tile :). Pity I cannot buy them here… Unfortunately, I have some nice people from the US who are always happy to support with hard to get supplies 🙂

ICAD 2016: 17/61 Video

Yes… I am lazy. And I forget to blog too. But I recorded a video after a loooong time. I am doing ICAD challenge this year and enjoying it, because they are small and quickly done, and casual and colorful. Ok, this one was a bit complicated… Unfortunately, first third of the video is quite out of focus. It happens when you record your videos with Ipod 🙂